Action Alerts

Federal Reserve Shows Continued Farm Slump

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Recent Federal Reserve Bank Burgundy Books indicate that the overall economy of Arkansas improving, but they also note a continued slump in the agricultural economy in the state and across the U.S. The agricultural struggle is mostly due to low commodity prices, which have significantly lowered revenues for farm operations. Despite the agricultural decline, unemployment […] Read more...

USDA Releases Stocks Report on Grains

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 30th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released reports highlighting production and stocks information related to wheat and other grains. According to one report, Arkansas wheat stocks at off-farm facilities is down 19 percent from a year ago, and on-farm stocks are estimated to be down 50 percent […] Read more...

Obama Nominates First Ambassador to Cuba Since Embargo

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 27th, President Obama made history once again as it relates to Cuba by nominating what would be the first ambassador to Cuba since the embargo was put in place over 5 decades ago. The nomination comes exactly one year after the U.S. began the process towards normalization a year ago. The nominee, Jeffrey […] Read more...

Judge Provides Green Light for Class Action Suit Against Syngenta

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 26th, a U.S. District Judge issued an official order certifying a nationwide class and eight statewide classes (including Arkansas) of producer plaintiffs in litigation against Syngenta. The lawsuits against Syngenta focus on the sale of biotech corn seeds, known as Viptera and Duracade, in 2014 prior to approval for import into Chinese market. […] Read more...

Plant Board Advances New Regulations for Herbicides

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 30th, the Arkansas State Plant Board held a quarterly meeting where they considered a variety of business matters including new regulations related to new herbicide technologies.  The new regulations will cover herbicides containing dicamba and 2, 4-D.  The public will have the opportunity to provide comment in the coming weeks and at a […] Read more...
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