Action Alerts

Cotton Council Looks for Emerging Leaders

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council (NCC) is accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 Emerging Leaders Program through March 27, 2017. The program is an education project of the Cotton Foundation in partnership with producer interest organizations like the Ag Council. The program is sponsored by a grant from Monsanto. The program offers significant education opportunities on cotton […] Read more...

UAEX Website Up for Mandatory Herbicide Training

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service has made available online the state’s mandatory training course related to new herbicide technologies. The training program is required for any applicator intending to purchase or use certain new herbicide formulas approved by the State Plant Board for use in Arkansas. More information below: […] Read more...

Trump Issues Executive Order on WOTUS

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 28th, President Trump issued an Executive Order on the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulations. The order instructed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to effectively return to the drawing board and begin the rule making process anew. This is certainly welcome news for the Ag […] Read more...

USDA Holds 93rd Annual Outlook Forum

Monday, February 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held its 93rd annual Outlook Forum in Virginia on February 23-24. The event offered a comprehensive outlook for U.S. and world agriculture with several presentations related to policy, economic issues, and other factors that impact the future of agriculture. The public program and its presentations are available for review […] Read more...

Collin Peterson Talks Farm Policy with Agri-Pulse

Monday, February 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) recently sat down for an audio interview with Agri-Pulse where he discussed the upcoming reauthorization of the 2014 farm bill. Much of his focus was on what his priorities and hopes were for the new farm bill. He also addressed other issues related to agriculture, including trade, […] Read more...
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