Action Alerts

House Approves Bill to Relax EPA Regulatory Requirements on Crop Protection

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 24, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 256–165 to approve the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 (H.R. 953), which would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or a state from requiring a Clean Water Act (CWA) national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit for the application of a pesticide into a water […] Read more...

Crop Progress and Condition Report for May 30

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 30, 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 100 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted with 100 percent emerged, 99 percent of the rice crop is planted with 97 percent emerged, 81 percent of […] Read more...

EPA Delays Worker Protection Regulations for Farms

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently that it would delay the implementation and enforcement of new farm worker protection standards established by the Obama Administration.The delay was requested by the National Association of State Department of Agriculture (NASDA), American Farm Bureau, and other agricultural organizations.  The rule, initially finalized in 2015, were previously […] Read more...

Legislative Task Force on Tax Policy is in Motion

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 22nd, the legislative task force (named Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force) held its first formal meeting at the State Capitol to begin its review the state’s tax code and consider making reforms existing tax policy. The group was mandated under a statute approved in the recent legislative session (Act 79). […] Read more...

INTL FCStone Offering Grain Merchandising Risk Academy in Chicago August 1-3

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information INTL FCStone, as an Ag Council of Arkansas sponsor, is offering discounts for Ag Council members who wish to attend their Annual Grain Merchandising Risk Academy in Chicago, Illinois, August 1-3.  The seminar is an educational event that serves as an introductory program designed to help those new to grain merchandising either recent graduates or those transitioning […] Read more...
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