Action Alerts

USDA Projects Increase to Net Farm Income in 2019

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) offered a bit of optimistic news this week when it estimated that net farm income is forecast to increase $6.3 billion (10.0 percent) from 2018 levels to $69.4 billion in 2019. This follows a $12.0-billion (16.0 percent) decline forecast for 2018. However, to put this […] Read more...

FDA Commissioner Announces Retirement

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced this week plans to retire from the post after serving for nearly two years in the role. His announcement stated plans to leave the FDA in early April. It’s not clear on who will fill the post or how this change will effect food labeling […] Read more...

U.S. and China Negotiations Ongoing

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Trade representatives from the United States and China continue their negotiations on trade in an attempt to reach a deal soon. President Trump has indicated that a deal is in the final stages and likely to be signed by him and President Xi of China as early as this month. President Trump did postpone tariffs […] Read more...

Grain Bin Safety Seminars Coming to Arkansas

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Later this month, the Arkansas Department of Labor is hosting workplace safety seminars for the grain industry in Dumas (March 21) and Jonesboro (March 27). The seminars are designed for Safety Directors, Supervisors, Safety Committee Members, and Safety Team Members. They will cover common hazards in the grain industry, safety and health hazard recognition, and […] Read more...

Governor Likely to Sign Plant Board Penalty Bill Next Week

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A bill to amend the penalty laws related to dicamba and other auxin herbicides advanced through the legislature without much resistance, and the measure is expected to be signed into law next week. HB1512, by Representative David Hillman (R-Almyra), would redefine the definition of egregious to allow the Plant Board to assess fines of greater […] Read more...
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