Action Alerts

APHIS Approves New GE Cotton Variety

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the deregulation of Bayer CropScience’s cotton variety genetically (GE) engineered for resistance to the herbicides glyphosate and p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD)-Inhibitors such as isoxaflutole. APHIS determined that “this variety of GE cotton is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk […] Read more...

State Plant Board Director Retires from Post

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, July 24th, State Plant Board Director, Terry Walker, announced that he was retiring from the Arkansas State Plant Board effective immediately. Walker, who is 70, has served at the State Plant Board since 2002. He served as Director of the Plant Board since 2016 and prior to that he served as Assistant Director […] Read more...

Governor Announces Ag Department Reorganization Plans for Upcoming Legislative Session

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 23, Governor Asa Hutchinson spoke at the Arkansas Farm Bureau Officers and Leaders Conference where he outlined some of his legislative goals for the upcoming session. Included in his list of goals is approving a new law that reorganizes the Arkansas Agriculture Department in a way that he hopes will better serve […] Read more...

USDA Announces Trade Assistance Program for Farmers

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, July 24, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to help farmers negatively affected by ongoing and growing trade disputes between the United States and key export trading partners. The total amount set aside by USDA amounts to $12 billion dollars and will provide assistance for commodities affected by the various retaliatory […] Read more...

July 23 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 23, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 99 percent silked and 87 percent dough, 56 percent dent and 4 percent mature, cotton […] Read more...
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