Action Alerts

Trump Administration Lays Out Trade Agenda

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Last month, the Trump Administration released through the United States Trade Representative (USTR) a comprehensive Trade Policy Agenda that outlines their goals and objectives related to world trade. The document is required by statute and delivered to Congress each year. According to analysis of the report, President Trump calls for a new approach on trade […] Read more...

USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring CSP Contracts

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Conservation Stewardship Program Contracts  USDA’s Largest Conservation Program Helps Producers Improve Health, Productivity of Working Lands WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 – Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young recently announced that a contract renewal sign-up is underway for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest working lands conservation program with more than 80 million […] Read more...

General Assembly Wraps Up Business

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly wrapped up most of its business for the legislative session and adjourned for recess on April 3rd. They will formally close out the session on May 1st.  While the governor and legislature can point to many legislative accomplishments from the session, it’s clear that they both view several agenda items either […] Read more...

Arkansas Crop Progress Report for April 10th

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 10th, 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 54 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted, 28 percent of the rice crop is planted, 12 percent of soybeans were planted and 6 percent of sorghum.  They also […] Read more...

EPA Denies Petition to Ban Chlorpyrifos Insecticide

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it would reject a petition to ban chlorpyrifos as a class of pesticides. The pesticide is widely used in production agriculture to better manage certain crop pests. The move, which runs counter to the direction of the Obama Administration’s EPA, was welcomed by farmers and agricultural […] Read more...
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