Action Alerts

UofA Researches Recognized for Gene Editing Research Efforts

Monday, September 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Researchers from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have been recognized for ongoing scientific discovery in the field of gene editing in rice. Dr. Vibha Srivastava, a professor of crop, soil and environmental sciences for the Division of Agriculture, is experimenting with gene editing as a tool that may one day assist conventional […] Read more...

Plant Board to Meet in September

Friday, September 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board will hold committee meetings in September and a full Quarterly Meeting September 20th. The Pesticide Committee will meet Monday, September 10 at 10:00am, to consider enforcement actions and other business. On Thursday, September 20th, the Industrial Hemp Committee will meet at 10:00am to consider its new regulations on hemp. Also […] Read more...

Arkansas World Trade Center Receives $592,357 Grant for Trade Development

Friday, September 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has awarded the World Trade Center Arkansas a $592,357 grant to promote export expansion, job growth and job retention in 57 Arkansas counties affected by natural disasters. The grant is expected to spur an estimated $5 million in private investment, create 10,000 new jobs and help retain […] Read more...

USDA Extends Comment Period on Proposals to Move ERS & NIFA

Friday, September 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Release No. 0175.20 Contact: USDA Forest Service Press Office Email: pressoffice@fs.fed.us USDA Extends Deadline for Expressions of Interest for New ERS & NIFA Headquarters (Washington, DC – September 7, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced an extension of the deadline for interested parties to submit an expression of interest to house […] Read more...

Group Makes Push for Cuba Trade in Farm Bill

Friday, September 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 5th, a group of over 60 agriculture associations, businesses, and elected officials across 17 states urged leadership of the House and Senate Committees on Agriculture to include a Cuba trade provision in the 2018 farm bill that the Congressional Budget Office determined would save $690 million over 10 years. The suggested amendment, adapted […] Read more...
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