Action Alerts

Perdue Announces that USDA Does Not Intend to Regulate Gene Editing Technology

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced in a press notice that his agency did not have plans to establish any new regulations for gene editing technologies as they relate to plants. Gene editing is widely considered the next great breakthrough in crop science as it relates to agriculture and food production. USDA […] Read more...

March 26 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, March 26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offered the latest estimates for crops planted and status of the winter wheat crop. According to the report 18 percent of the corn crop was planted, 4 percent […] Read more...

Boll Weevil Program Rebate Checks Heading to Producers

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation will soon deliver payment rebates to cotton producers for the 2017 crop year. The payment will be $.75 per acre. The decision to deliver rebates were made by the Foundation Board and approved by the Arkansas State Plant Board based on a successful eradication program, sufficient acreage and revenue […] Read more...

Senate Leader McConnell to Push for Industrial Hemp Law Change

Monday, March 26th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, March 26th, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced plans to introduce legislation following the Easter recess to recognize industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity, thus making it fully exempt from criminal prosecution as a controlled substance. The bill would allow states to be the primary regulators for industrial hemp. Such legislation, […] Read more...

Ag Council Spring Board of Directors Meeting May 10th in Little Rock

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Ag Council of Arkansas will hold its next board of directors meeting in North Little Rock on Thursday, May 10th, at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel. The meeting will be open to Ag Council Board of Directors only. Other Ag Council members are permitted to attend, but should RSVP prior to attending. Prior to the […] Read more...
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