Action Alerts

Arkansas Rice Federation to Establish Task Force on Rice Straw Burning

Friday, November 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Rice Federation announced on November 9th, that it was working to form a task force to develop solutions related to the burning of rice residue post harvest.  Burning of rice straw and other residue following harvest is a common and recommended practice for farming.  While not every rice field utilizes this practice, it […] Read more...

Plant Board Approves Regulation to Prohibit Dicamba After April 15

Thursday, November 9th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, November 8th, after holding a public hearing on proposed regulations establishing a prohibition of dicamba use from April 16-October 31 for the 2018 crop year, the Arkansas State Plant Board voted 10-3 in favor of the regulation. The regulations include exemptions for the use of dicamba in pastures, rangeland, turf, ornamental, direct injection for […] Read more...

November 6 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 6th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that harvest is complete or almost complete for many Arkansas farmers. The corn crop is 100 percent harvested, rice is 100 percent harvested, soybeans are 94 percent harvested, […] Read more...

USDA Appoints State Leaders for FSA and Rural Development

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 3, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced appointments for state directorships over Rural Development and the Farm Service Agency (FSA).  For Arkansas, David Curtis of Salem will serve as FSA State Director and David Branscum of Marshall will serve as Rural Development Director. David Curtis has worked the past 34 […] Read more...

Federal Tax Reform Bill Introduced and Advanced in House

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The long-awaited bill to reform U.S. tax code was formally introduced and considered in the House Ways and Means Committee beginning November 6th.  The action marks the first steps for the legislation in working its way through the U.S. House and Senate.  The legislation, which will proceed through specific reconciliation rules that will expedite the […] Read more...
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