Action Alerts

Plant Board Asks for Extreme Caution on Herbicides

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board held its quarterly meeting this week, and much of the discussion at the meeting revolved around new herbicide technologies with an emphasis on dicamba.  The Plant Board staff provided the Board with an update on reported complaints that were escalating greatly in recent days. The symptoms identified by Plant Board […] Read more...

Ag Groups Meeting in Brinkley June 21 to Talk Taxes

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Ag Council of Arkansas is co-hosting an event on June 21st in Brinkley, Ar, at the Brinkley Convention Center to discuss the newly formed legislative task force for tax policy at the Arkansas General Assembly. The meeting is open to agricultural business leaders interested in learning more about the legislative task force, which is […] Read more...

Crawford’s New Cuba Trade Bill Aims Offers Compromise

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford, a longstanding champion for agricultural trade with Cuba, recently announced plans to introduce a new compromise bill aimed at opening up agricultural trade with Cuba. The draft bill, which has not been formally introduced yet, seeks to remove existing barriers for credit financed trade deals between the U.S. and Cuba as […] Read more...

Crop Progress Report for June 5th

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 5, 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 100 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted with 15 percent silked, 100 percent of the rice crop is planted with 99 percent emerged, 85 percent of soybeans are planted […] Read more...

Boozman Designates Highway 67 as Future Interstate 57

Monday, June 5th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator John Boozman included legislative language in the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill that would designate U.S. Highway 67 as future Interstate 57 or I-57.  This designation covers the area from Little Rock to Walnut Ridge in Northeast Arkansas.  The designation is aimed at helping to stimulate investment in the infrastructure and to […] Read more...
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