Action Alerts

Plant Board Concerned with Off-Target Herbicide Damage Reports

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A growing number of reports related to off-target crop damage from herbicides has caused great concern for the Arkansas State Plant Board.  According to Plant Board inspectors and weed scientists with the University of Arkansas, the most common symptoms of crop damage point to dicamba as the culprit. In an effort to keep track of […] Read more...

Secretary Perdue Hosts First Agriculture & Rural Prosperity Task Force Meeting at USDA

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Secretary Perdue Hosts Inaugural Rural Prosperity Task Force Meeting Task Force showcases broad interagency support for promoting economic growth and spurring innovation in rural America (Washington, DC, June 15, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today hosted the inaugural meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity. Joined by Secretary […] Read more...

USDA NASS Asks for Full Participation for Ag Census

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) is encouraging full participation in its upcoming census of agriculture. Census forms will be delivered in December, and recipients can complete the form online or by mail.  They are due by February 5, 2018.  Completion of these forms are important in determining farm and […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice Farmers Set to Receive First Ever Carbon Market Payments

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In what began a few years ago as a concept is now becoming a reality as a handful of Arkansas farmers are set to receive payments for carbon credits that are established through utilizing a particular growing method for the production of rice. The project is designed as a public-private partnership to develop, market and […] Read more...

Crop Progress Report for June 12

Monday, June 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that almost every acre for the 2017 crop year is planted.  The corn crop is 43 percent silked and the rice crop is 100% emerged, while 91 percent of soybeans are planted with 84 percent […] Read more...
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