Action Alerts

House Approves Tax Reform Measure

Saturday, November 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, November 16th, the U.S. House of Representatives approved its tax reform bill with a vote of 227-207.  On the opposite end of the Capitol, the Senate Finance Committee approved its own tax reform measure, which is expected to come to the full Senate after the Thanksgiving holiday. If the Senate is able to […] Read more...

New Lawsuit Filed Against Plant Board on Dicamba

Monday, November 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 10th, a new lawsuit  related to dicamba regulations was filed against the Arkansas State Plant Board.  This time it was filed by a handful of farmers who had previously led a petition to the Plant Board seeking a May 25th cut-off date as an alternative to the April 15 cut-off, which was recommended […] Read more...

Senate Prepares for Consideration of Tax Reform Measure

Friday, November 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, November 9th, Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate presented its outline for legislation to reform the U.S. tax code.  The measure is expected to be released in full on Monday and considered in the Senate Finance Committee in the following days.  The action follows the steps taken in the U.S. House this week […] Read more...

UAEX to Host Webinar on New Developments in Rice Plant Breeding

Friday, November 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a webinar on November 16th at 3:00pm central to offer an updated on new gene editing techniques, such as CRISPR/Cas9, and their potential impact for the future of rice plant breeding.  The program will feature Dr. Jeremy Edwards, a Research Plant Molecular Geneticist […] Read more...

November 17 is Final Day for EQIP Applications

Friday, November 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have until November 17, 2017, to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement conservation activities through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the 2018 program year.  Applicants can sign up at their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service field service center. Individuals and other entities actively engaged in […] Read more...
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