Action Alerts

Cooperative Extension Service Releases New Message System for Crop Info

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service released a new system to help deliver crop information to growers and consultants via text message. These reports will be posted by respective specialists on an as-needed basis for corn, cotton, rice, sorghum, soybean, and wheat covering all aspects of production including agronomy, entomology, […] Read more...

Tentative Agreement Reached by Leaders on Ethanol Policy

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At a meeting Tuesday morning at the White House, an agreement between the Trump administration and Senate leadership involved in developing ethanol policy reportedly reached a compromise position that would appeal to both ethanol proponents and those who have been critical of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). More below: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-agrees-to-ethanol-mandate-changes-senators-say/ar-AAwXR8X https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/10957-biofuel-uncertainty-rins-cap-dead-but-ethanol-export-credits-on-the-table  https://subscriber.politicopro.com/agriculture/whiteboard/2018/05/cruz-grassley-trump-backs-e15-waiver-credits-for-ethanol-exports-1178002 Read more...

Delta Classic Scholarship Golf Tournament Set for July 20

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Delta Classic Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held July 20th at The Ridges at Village Creek near Wynne, Arkansas. The annual tournament supports students in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences. The tournament has raised and awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to 163 deserving students. Information on the tournament and how to […] Read more...

Bayer Announces Future Leadership Upon Approval of Monsanto Deal

Monday, May 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, Bayer announced some of the changes in leadership expected upon the final approval of its purchase of Monsanto. The merger is still under regulatory review by the United States, but indications are that it should be approved in the near future. More below: http://www.farmfutures.com/business/liam-condon-will-lead-combined-bayer-monsanto https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/10938-condon-to-lead-bayers-executive-leadership-team-for-new-crop-science-division Read more...

USDA Releases Proposed Rule for Biotech Related Food Labeling

Monday, May 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released proposed rules for new food labels for bio engineered food products and ingredients known as the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, which was mandated by an act approved by Congress in 2016. The proposed rule is now open for public comment here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=AMS-TM-17-0050-0004 More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/10930-usda-issues-bioengineered-ingredient-labeling-proposed-rule https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2018/05/03/proposed-rule-lays-food-industry http://www.agweek.com/business/agriculture/4440596-usda-seeks-comments-proposed-rule-national-bioengineered-food Read more...
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