Action Alerts

Plant Board Receives Two Other Letters Related to Dicamba Regulations

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board received two new letters or petitions related to the issue of dicamba in advance of its upcoming November 26th pesticide committee meeting, which is expected to be the beginnings of a rule making process. The rule making process is being initiated in accordance to action taken by the Plant Board […] Read more...

Usual Suspects Criticize Trade Assistance for Farmers

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is once again raising a stink with federal assistance for American farmers by criticizing assistance provided by USDA to offset injury caused by ongoing trade disputes. The organization has continuously been critical of farm programs that provide safety net assistance for many years and farm bill cycles, and they use […] Read more...

Farm Bill Principals Continue to Negotiate as Clock Ticks Down

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The 2018 farm bill discussions are continuing among the four principals managing the farm bill conference committee, but the clock is ticking down quickly in the 115th Congress. If the principals do not reach a place of final agreement the measure is likely to stall out, which would require the process to begin completely anew […] Read more...

Cell Cultured “Meat” and Plant Based Protein Meat Substitutes Coming Fast

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information With a recent announcement of the federal government to develop regulations for the development of cell cultured food products and a separate announcement that Beyond Meat, a plant based protein company, was preparing to go public, it’s clear that the market landscape for protein based foods could change significantly in the not so distant future. […] Read more...

AEDC Issues Rural Communities Grants & Economic Development Designations

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) recently announced that they’ve issued rural community grants and economic development designations for communities in the Arkansas Delta region. Some Arkansas Delta region communities were successful in accessing $4.4 million in federal grants issued through the AEDC, which administers Community Development Block Grants, Rural Services Block Grants, Rural Community […] Read more...
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