Action Alerts

USDA Unveils New Website for Farmer Services

Thursday, February 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new website for American farmers designed to assist in the delivery of services offered through the farm bill.  The website, www.farmers.gov, offers the department a portal to the farmer to better streamline various services offered to farmers by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Risk Management […] Read more...

Ag Council Urges Approval of Ultra-low Gossypol Cotton Genetic Technology

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Ag Council of Arkansas recently submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) urging the U.S. government to provide non regulated status to Ultra-low Gossypol cotton seed technology recently discovered by researchers at Texas A&M. If approved and delivered to market, this technology could offer significant benefit […] Read more...

Plant Board Moving Forward with Industrial Hemp Regulations

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB) continued making progress towards establishing regulations to develop an hemp industry in Arkansas when a subcommittee approved on January 30th draft regulations to be considered by the full plant board in a soon to be called special meeting.  If approved by the full board, the proposed rule will go […] Read more...

USA Rice Addresses China GMO Rice Issue

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In late January the United States through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a finding related to the safety and nutritional aspects of a rice genetically modified (GMO) by Chinese researchers, which declared the GMO rice to be safe for import and human consumption.  The GMO technology is designed to help Chinese rice […] Read more...

NAFTA Talks to Continue After Latest Round in Canada

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to news reports following the latest round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations, progress continues between the three countries as the seek to reach a new, updated agreement. The meetings this past week in Montreal seemed to progress well as the three nations agreed to hold at least two more rounds of […] Read more...
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