Action Alerts

September 23 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, September 23rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released updated Crop Progress and Condition Report information for Arkansas and the United States. The report for Arkansas indicated all major crops to be largely in fair to excellent condition with peanuts and cotton in the best condition. Harvest is […] Read more...

DOL Removes Print Ad Requirement for H-2A Jobs

Friday, September 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced on Friday, September 20th, that there would be a welcome change to required advertising for H-2A related jobs effective October 21. The DOL will no longer require employers to advertise jobs in newspapers, and instead will offer a website for posting seasonal jobs for prospective local employees. The […] Read more...

Appropriations Measure Moving Through Congress

Friday, September 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A continuing resolution (CR) (H.R. 4378) to keep the federal government in operation through November 21 was approved by the U.S. House with a vote of 301-123, and it’s expected to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump prior to the end of the fiscal year October 1. The CR will provide […] Read more...

Stephens Group Purchases Equity Position in Delta Plastics

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, September 17th, it was announced that Little Rock based Stephens Investment Group had purchased a minority stake in the parent company of Little Rock based Delta Plastics, Revolution. Revolution is a closed loop plastic recycling company, and their primary product in Arkansas and the Mid-South region is poly-pipe for in-furrow agricultural irrigation, which […] Read more...

Plant Board Approves Proposed Dicamba Use Rules for 2020

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, September 17th, the Arkansas State Plant Board at its quarterly meeting approved new draft regulations on the use of dicamba herbicide products for the 2019 crop year. The proposed rules will allow for use of new formulations of dicamba from April 16th through May 25th with certain limitations related to buffers from sensitive […] Read more...
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