Action Alerts

General Assembly Wraps Up Business

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly wrapped up most of its business for the legislative session and adjourned for recess on April 3rd. They will formally close out the session on May 1st.  While the governor and legislature can point to many legislative accomplishments from the session, it’s clear that they both view several agenda items either […] Read more...

Arkansas Crop Progress Report for April 10th

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 10th, 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 54 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted, 28 percent of the rice crop is planted, 12 percent of soybeans were planted and 6 percent of sorghum.  They also […] Read more...

EPA Denies Petition to Ban Chlorpyrifos Insecticide

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it would reject a petition to ban chlorpyrifos as a class of pesticides. The pesticide is widely used in production agriculture to better manage certain crop pests. The move, which runs counter to the direction of the Obama Administration’s EPA, was welcomed by farmers and agricultural […] Read more...

House Ag Committee Chairman Now Lead on Intelligence Committee Investigation

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Michael Conaway (R-TX) recently made news unrelated to agriculture when he was named as the new principal of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election.  Conaway takes over for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunez, R- Calif., who recently recused himself in light of an House […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice Update

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As rice planting hits full swing, University of Arkansas Rice Extension Specialist Jarrod Hardke posted a new Rice Update to the Arkansas-Crops blog.  The update offers relevant information for rice farmers, including information on markets, varieties planted, and diseases and pests that may be relevant. In his latest update, he forecasts that long grain acres […] Read more...
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