Action Alerts

November 8 Crop Production Report

Thursday, November 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 8th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new Crop Production Report for Arkansas. According to the report, it’s estimated that soybean and corn yield and production to be higher than the October report while cotton, rice and sorghum were mostly unchanged from the previous report. Estimated […] Read more...

Plant Board Announces Upcoming Meetings for Dicamba Rulemaking

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Agriculture Department FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/7/2018 Contact: Bob Midles, (501) 219-6377, or bob.midles@agriculture.arkansas.gov See this release online   State Plant Board’s Pesticide Committee to Meet on November 26   LITTLE ROCK, AR –  The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s State Plant Board voted on Monday, Nov. 5 to initiate rulemaking proceedings regarding the use of dicamba  […] Read more...

2018 Election Results

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Americans across the country went to the polls on Tuesday, November 6th, to participate in the 2018 elections. For Arkansas voters, the ballot featured all state constitutional offices, all U.S. House of Representative district seats, several legislative seats for the Arkansas General Assembly, several ballot initiatives, as well as local elected positions and initiatives. For […] Read more...

Plant Board Votes to Advance Petition Seeking Rule for June 15 Cut-off on Dicamba

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board met Monday, November 5th, to consider a petition (linked below) from growers urging a rule making proceeding for a new rule that would allow for farmers to utilize new formulations of dicamba over the top of crops until June 15th. The petition also called for special permits to allow for […] Read more...

National Weather Service Provides Data on Poor Harvest Weather

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas farmers have struggled throughout the 2018 crop year in dealing with untimely and periods of extremely heavy rains. Rains throughout the harvest period from August through October were particularly challenging. Yield losses, quality losses, and other economic injury caused by the weather have all impacted farmers in Arkansas. Each crop has been affected uniquely. […] Read more...
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