Action Alerts

Fish & Wildlife Service Estimates Decline in Duck Populations

Monday, August 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, August 20th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its annual report on 2018 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, which is based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS and Canadian Wildlife Service. According to the report, overall duck numbers are projected to be down 13 percent from 2017’s […] Read more...

Court Decision Throws WOTUS Regulations Into More Uncertainty

Friday, August 17th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A court decision Thursday, August 16th, brought about a great deal of uncertainty to the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulations. The ruling by a federal district court judge in South Carolina declared that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) when it rolled back the WOTUS regulations established by […] Read more...

Legislature Approves New Regulations for Industrial Hemp and Soil Amendments

Friday, August 17th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information During the week of August 13, the Arkansas General Assembly approved of new regulations from the Arkansas State Plant Board that will establish a regulatory regimes for soil amendments and for a pilot program for the commercialization of industrial hemp through research. Both regulations go into effect immediately. More below: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/Meeting%20Attachments/040/574/D7a%20ASPB%20Regs%20on%20the%20Indus%20Hemp%20Research%20Program%20in%20Ark%20and%20Act%20981%20of%202017.pdf http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/Meeting%20Attachments/040/574/D7b%20ASPB%20Regs%20on%20Soil%20Amendment.pdf Read more...

August 13 Crop Progress & Condition Report

Friday, August 17th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, August 13, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 99 percent dough, 93 percent dent and 56 percent mature, cotton is 7 percent open […] Read more...

Senators Boozman and Cotton Talk Ag in Arkansas

Monday, August 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Both of Arkansas’s U.S. Senators spent a considerable amount of time during during their district work period in early August visiting with leaders from the agriculture industry. Much of the conversation revolved around the farm bill and ongoing trade challenges due to disputes with key trading partners. Senator Boozman also brought to Arkansas the Chairman […] Read more...
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