Action Alerts

Arkansas State Plant Board to Consider Petition for Dicamba Use in 2019

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board will hold a meeting on Monday, November 5th, at 1:00pm to consider a petition (2018 Nov Grower Petition on Dicamba) for rule making that would allow for limited use (through June 15) of dicamba on dicamba tolerant crops. The hearing will be upon the heels of a October 31st decision by […] Read more...

FDA Announces Plans to Streamline Regulatory Path for Gene Editing Traits in Food Products

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 30th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to streamline the regulatory path for new gene edited traits in food products from both plants and animals.The new plan (Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan) identifies concrete priorities in the areas of advancing public health by promoting innovation, strengthening public outreach and communication, […] Read more...

Governor Proclaims November as Arkansas Soybean Month

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information November Dedicated to Largest Row Crop in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 29, 2018) – Governor Hutchinson proclaims November Arkansas Soybean Month, recognizing the impact of the state’s top row crop, soybeans. Ranked 10th in the nation for soybean production, the 3.5 million acres harvested last year in 41 of Arkansas’s 75 counties yielded 178.5 million […] Read more...

EPA Extends Registration for Dicamba Through 2020

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, October 31, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would extend the registration for dicamba to be used over the top of dicamba tolerant crops (cotton and soybeans) through the 2020 crop year. The new label will contain new restrictions on use. The Arkansas State Plant Board will hold a meeting on […] Read more...

Push Underway for Supplemental Disaster Assistance for Farmers

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-4) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-2) sent a letter to U.S. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (NY-17) urging passage of a supplemental disaster appropriations bill to help farmers, ranchers and rural communities recover and rebuild from recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Michael. Aderholt […] Read more...
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