Action Alerts

UofA Extension 2017 Crop Budget Available Online

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Cooperative Extension Service has made available online its interactive crop budget program for the 2017 crop year.  These enterprise budgets are designed to assist Arkansas producers and other agricultural stakeholders in evaluating expected costs and returns for the upcoming field crop production year and other related production economics information, data, and […] Read more...

Governor Announces Legislative Plan for Upcoming Session

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On December 20th, Governor Asa Hutchinson held a press conference at the state capitol to announce his legislative priorities for the upcoming session. His plan centered on three central themes that include the economy, efficiencies, and education. The outline introduced included plans to provide income tax relief, reorganization of government agencies, and new funding formulas for […] Read more...

USA Rice Receives New RCPP Funding from USDA

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited were once again successful in applying for a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service  (NRCS). It was announced on December 21 that rice producing states would receive roughly $7 million dollars to assist farmers adopting certain irrigation water management […] Read more...

BASF Gets EPA Approval for Engenia Herbicide

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On December 20th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially approved the registration of BASF’s Engenia™ dicamba herbicide. The Engenia herbicide is said to control more than 200 broadleaf weeds, including glyphosate-resistant weeds, in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. The product should be available for use in Arkansas during the 2017 growing season if pending Arkansas State Plant […] Read more...

Medical Marijuana Commission Named and Launches Public Meetings

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Shortly after the Governor, Speaker of the House, and Senate Pro-Tempore, announced their appointments to the 5 person Medical Marijuana Commission, the Commission held its first meeting.  The meeting did not discuss much substantive matters related to the law, but it did allow for the swearing in of the commissioners and set forth future meetings.  The […] Read more...
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