Action Alerts

EPA Says Yes to Chlorpyrifos for Now

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) met a court order deadline in making a decision related to chlorpyrifos insecticides. The decision was made to continue existing tolerances for chemistries that include the insecticide because there is not sufficiently valid, complete, or reliable scientific data or information to justify revoking tolerances. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12429-epa-to-allow-continued-use-of-chlorpyrifos https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/AG/news/world-policy/article/2019/07/19/agency-raises-possibility-new-2 https://www2.dtn.com/ag/assets/PrePubCopy_9997-06_FR%20Document_Signed_2019-07-18.pdf Read more...

Dept. of Labor Issues New Draft Rules for H-2A

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 15th, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking that would impact employer rules related to the H-2A farmworker visa program. The changes proposed were touted by the Trump administration as modernizing the migrant labor program in a manner that is responsive to stakeholder concerns, improves access to […] Read more...

Dr. Milo Shult Passed Away July 19th at Age 75

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Dr. Milo Shult, former Vice President for Agriculture with the University of Arkansas System, passed away on Friday, July 19th, at age 75. Dr. Shult served in that role with the University of Arkansas from 1992 through 2010. Shult was inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2011, and he was a tireless […] Read more...

Cotton State Support Meeting July 24th in Marianna

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, July 24th, the Cotton State Support Committee will meet at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station in Marianna. The meeting, which is open to any cotton producer in Arkansas will offer an opportunity to review ongoing research programs funded with State Support dollars from the Cotton Board. In addition, there will be discussion […] Read more...

Congress Considers Potential Spending and Budget Deal

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Congress and the Administration are facing a crunch in finding a bipartisan agreement on budget issues and the debt ceiling as they move quickly towards a month long recess and a deadline of October 1 to approve appropriations measures for the upcoming 2020 fiscal year. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12433-washington-week-aheadlawmakers-hope-to-close-budget-deal-ahead-of-break https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/columns/washington-insider/article/2019/07/22/debt-ceiling-talks-continuing Read more...
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