Action Alerts

Gulf Dead Zone Largest Ever According to Reports

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is reported to be larger than ever according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The area near where the Mississippi River is now said to be about the size of New Jersey. The area’s aquatic ecosystem is harmed as oxygen levels in the waters are […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson Tours Delta to Visit with Farmers

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson traveled much of the Delta last week to visit with farmers about several issues related to the row crop industry. The issues discussed related to dicamba, flood damage, agricultural trade, farm economy challenges, irrigation and transportation infrastructure, government efficiency, tax policy and more. More below: http://www.kait8.com/story/36101623/governor-hutchinson-searches-for-answers http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/aug/11/in-delta-governor-calms-on-nafta-201708/ Read more...

Arkansas Weed Scientists Showcase Dicamba Research at Keiser Station

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Weed scientists with the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture recently conducted a field day at their Keiser Research Station to showcase research findings related to new dicamba herbicide formulations. The field day was widely attended, and the research findings offered new information related to the potential volatility of the newer, less volatile formulations […] Read more...

Rice Leadership Program Seeks Applicants

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. rice industry is seeking individuals to participate in its leadership development program. The long standing program was developed to foster leadership in the rice industry and to encourage younger leaders to engage in public policy and industry representation. Applications are due by October 7. Eligibility Requirements To be eligible to participate in the […] Read more...

New Task Force to Assist Plant Board on Dicamba Regulations

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A new task force established by Governor Hutchinson in partnership with the Arkansas Agriculture Department and the State Plant Board will hold its first meeting this week as it seeks to find a consensus recommendation to offer the Plant Board for regulations relating to the sale and use of dicamba herbicide in 2018. The meeting […] Read more...
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