Action Alerts

ANRC Releases Drought Contingency Network Report

Friday, June 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 5th, the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) released a new report outlining plans for a drought contingency network to respond to drought concerns in Arkansas. The report was a key recommendation from the 2014 Arkansas Water Plan Update (AWP). The AWP recommended the development of “a coordinated drought contingency response network among state, […] Read more...

NASA Satellites Sharing Soil Moisture Information with USDA

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Data from the first NASA satellite mission dedicated to measuring the water content of soils is now being used operationally by the US Department of Agriculture to monitor global croplands and make commodity forecasts. With data from NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, researchers can monitor the amount of water in the soils to identify […] Read more...

House Approves WRDA Bill

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, June 6th, the U.S. House of Representatives approved its Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) (H.R. 8), which provides authorization for water infrastructure related the nation’s ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. More below: https://apnews.com/1815a62bdae14009a71a756ec4bb9216 https://americanshipper.com/main/news/wrda-sails-through-house-71615.aspx?source=LatestNews Read more...

U.S. Approves Golden Rice as Safe for Food Supply

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had approved genetically modified (GMO) golden rice as safe for human consumption. The U.S. is now the third major international regulatory agency this year to approve the product for consumption and release it from further pre-market review. The U.S. decision follows similar […] Read more...

Trump Hints at Favoring Farmers and Renewable Fuel Industry on RFS

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, June 6th, the White House indicated that President Trump would side with farmers and the renewable fuel industry when it comes to the consideration of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The news was quickly applauded by Iowa Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley who had been party to previous discussions on the issue. […] Read more...
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