Action Alerts

Secretary Perdue Visits Arkansas

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue visited Arkansas on September 4th to sign a forest stewardship agreement with the State of Arkansas and to meet with farmers and discuss trade and disaster assistance programs from USDA. The Secretary held a “town hall” meeting at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture with Governor Asa Hutchinson […] Read more...

Plant Board Pesticide Committee Makes Dicamba Recommendation for Full Board

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, September 10th, the Arkansas State Plant Board’s Pesticide Committee met to consider regulations for dicamba use rules for the 2020 crop year. The committee, through a 4-1 vote, made a recommendation for a new rule that would allow for in-crop dicamba use of newer formulations through May 31st with additional record keeping and […] Read more...

Farmers Reminded of Voluntary Smoke Management Program

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is once again encouraging farmers to comply with the Arkansas Voluntary Smoke Management Program it operates. The program offers a a pre-burn checklist and a hotline for farmers to call prior to burning crop residue to determine if environmental conditions and other factors are optimal for burning. Farmers are encouraged […] Read more...

September 9 Crop Progress & Condition Report

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, September 9th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, corn was 40% harvested, rice was 23% harvested, sorghum was 46% harvested, soybeans were 4% harvested, and peanuts were 1% dug, and cotton was 66% open bolls. More below: https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/8336h188j/qv33s884t/zs25xn89f/prog3719.pdf Read more...

NCC Hosting Webinars on Farm Bill Changes for Cotton

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The National Cotton Council (NCC) is hosting webinars in September to educate producers on farm bill changes related to cotton. The webinars will be hosted by Zoom and held on September 19, 23rd, 25th, and 26th as follows: Thursday, September 19, 8:00 am                                 Monday, September 23, 8:00 am Wednesday, September 25, 8:00 am                                         […] Read more...
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