Action Alerts

U.S. Soybean Industry Takes Aim at Europe with Sustainability Marketing Initiative

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The United States Soybean Export Council is always looking to find alternative markets for U.S. soybeans, but recent challenges resulting from the trade war with China make expeditious findings of new markets a necessity. One major initiative related to this effort is a new voluntary sustainability protocol that allows verified U.S. grown soybeans to qualify […] Read more...

Country Music Documentary Film Preview in Dyess Saturday

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Saturday, August 31st, a new Ken Burns documentary film title, “Country Music,” will preview in Arkansas at the Dyess Colony in Mississippi County, Arkansas. There will be three showings of the film (10:00am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm). Dyess served as the childhood home town of Johnny Cash, and on October 17-19, the Dyess community will […] Read more...

Plant Board Process for 2020 Dicamba Rules Underway

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board pesticide committee met Friday, August 23rd, to begin the discussion of Arkansas’s dicamba policy for the upcoming 2020 crop year. The committee did not make any determination on what a new rules should include, but they did broadly discuss the rulemaking process and review current and past rules for dicamba […] Read more...

Farm Bill Payment Calculator Available from University of Illinois

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A new farm bill payment calculator developed by the University of Illinois is now available to provide farmers with estimated ARC-CO and PLC payments for the 2019 through 2023 crop years. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expected to soon release the full regulations and announce program sign-ups.  According to the University of Illinois, the […] Read more...

Arkansas Levee Task Force Considering Plans and Strategies to Shore Up Systems

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Levee Task Force, which was established by Governor Asa Hutchinson following the 2019 floods, is considering various policy changes to help shore up levee systems. A recent meeting included concepts of creating river system oversight boards or consolidation of various levee boards to ensure levee districts are active and operating in an appropriate […] Read more...
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