Action Alerts

New Craft Distilleries Coming to East Arkansas

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Two new distillery businesses are in the works for East Arkansas, and both have plans to incorporate Arkansas grown commodities as inputs into the alcohol products they intend to commercialize. Delta Dirt Distillery in Helena, and Franklin’s Distillery in Blytheville, both hope to spur local economic activity and find success in building their brands and […] Read more...

Secretary Perdue Visits Arkansas

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue visited Arkansas on September 4th to sign a forest stewardship agreement with the State of Arkansas and to meet with farmers and discuss trade and disaster assistance programs from USDA. The Secretary held a “town hall” meeting at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture with Governor Asa Hutchinson […] Read more...

Plant Board Pesticide Committee Makes Dicamba Recommendation for Full Board

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, September 10th, the Arkansas State Plant Board’s Pesticide Committee met to consider regulations for dicamba use rules for the 2020 crop year. The committee, through a 4-1 vote, made a recommendation for a new rule that would allow for in-crop dicamba use of newer formulations through May 31st with additional record keeping and […] Read more...

Farmers Reminded of Voluntary Smoke Management Program

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is once again encouraging farmers to comply with the Arkansas Voluntary Smoke Management Program it operates. The program offers a a pre-burn checklist and a hotline for farmers to call prior to burning crop residue to determine if environmental conditions and other factors are optimal for burning. Farmers are encouraged […] Read more...

September 9 Crop Progress & Condition Report

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, September 9th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, corn was 40% harvested, rice was 23% harvested, sorghum was 46% harvested, soybeans were 4% harvested, and peanuts were 1% dug, and cotton was 66% open bolls. More below: https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/8336h188j/qv33s884t/zs25xn89f/prog3719.pdf Read more...
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