Action Alerts

Ag Law Center Hosting Webinar on Industrial Hemp

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, September 18th, the National Agricultural Law Center will host a webinar on industrial hemp regulations. The webinar will include updates on federal changes provided through the 2018 farm bill, as well as regulatory changes from federal agencies with industry oversight. In addition, the webinar is expected to provide an overview of regulations in […] Read more...

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...
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