Action Alerts

USDA Places Freeze on CRP Acres

Monday, October 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that it will suspend accepting most new offers to enroll land in the Conservation Reserve Program until later in the 2018 fiscal year. Under the farm bill, acres are capped at 24 million acres, and current acreage enrolled amounts to about 23.5 million acres. […] Read more...

EPA Proposes 6 Label Changes for New Dicamba Formulations

Monday, October 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, October 13th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it was proposing 6 changes to its label for newer, less volatile formulations of dicamba from Monsanto, BASF, and Dupont.  The proposed changes are designed to further minimize the potential for injury from off-target movement of the herbicide.  The changes include making it […] Read more...

Plant Board to Hold Special Meeting on Dicamba Petition

Monday, October 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 19th, the Arkansas State Plant Board will hold a special called meeting to consider a petition from Arkansas farmers seeking the use of dicamba beyond the April 15th deadline currently under consideration in a proposed rule for the 2018 crop year.  There will be a hearing to consider the proposed rule November 8th […] Read more...

BASF to Purchase Bayer’s Liberty Crop Technology

Friday, October 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 13th, Bayer Crop Science announced that it signed an agreement to sell selected crop science businesses to BASF as an important divestiture through it’s planned merger with Monsanto. The sale includes Bayer’s non-selective herbicides business, including Liberty®, Basta®, and Finale® brands, and selected seed businesses, including cotton, canola, and soybeans, as well as […] Read more...

NAFTA Talks Enter Round 4 of Discussion

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A new round of discussions surrounding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began this week between representatives of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, in Arlington, Virginia, marking the 4th of such discussion rounds. The discussions overlapped with a state visit from Canada’s Prime Minister.  Business and farm groups from the U.S. […] Read more...
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