Action Alerts

EPA Extends Registration for Dicamba Through 2020

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, October 31, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would extend the registration for dicamba to be used over the top of dicamba tolerant crops (cotton and soybeans) through the 2020 crop year. The new label will contain new restrictions on use. The Arkansas State Plant Board will hold a meeting on […] Read more...

Push Underway for Supplemental Disaster Assistance for Farmers

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-4) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) sent a letter to U.S. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (NY-17) urging passage of a supplemental disaster appropriations bill to help farmers, ranchers and rural communities recover and rebuild from recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Michael. Aderholt […] Read more...

Bunge Reported to be Positioning for Sale

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Recent news reports indicate that Bunge Ltd. one of the largest grain merchants in the world is apparently taking internal actions designed to position the company for sale. It’s not clear yet who the prospective buyers may be, but the company has considered a sale earlier this year with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), but the […] Read more...

Lawmakers Recommend $3 Million in New Funds for UA Division of Agriculture

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, October 30th, the Join Budget Committee approved a motion by Representative DeAnn Vaught (R-Horatio) that would recommend a $3 million annual pay bump for the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. The Division of Agriculture has had level funding since 2008, but has received some one time moneys in recent years to […] Read more...

November 13 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, November 13, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 100 percent harvested; cotton is 93 percent harvested; rice is 98 percent harvested; and soybeans […] Read more...
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