Action Alerts

Rice Herbicide Loyant Gets EPA Registration

Monday, September 25th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, September 25th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially registered Dow Agrosciences’ new rice herbicide Loyant with Rinskor. The product brings to the rice market a new active ingredient with broad-spectrum weed control that also will combat herbicide resistance. The product will soon undergo reviews in rice producing states like Arkansas. More below: http://www.agwatchnetwork.com/new-herbicide-registration-changes-weed-management/ […] Read more...

Arkansas World Trade Center Celebrates 10 Years

Monday, September 25th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In 2006, Senator John Boozman, who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, convened a meeting with leaders from the University of Arkansas, business leaders from Northwest Arkansas, state government leaders, and members of the Walton Family Foundation to explore the idea of establishing a World Trade Center for Arkansas.  The concept was […] Read more...

Ag Council Annual Meeting Set for December 14-15

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information, Upcoming Events The Ag Council of Arkansas will hold its Annual Board of Directors Meeting December 14th and 15th in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The meeting will take place at the Capital Hotel. The event schedule and corresponding agendas are listed below. All meetings will take place on the second floor of the hotel. Friday’s general session will […] Read more...

Organic Imports May Not Live Up to Labels

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A recent USDA Inspector General (IG) audit report published Monday, September 18th, indicates ever increasing food products imported and marketed as organic may not actually meet U.S. government standards to be marketed and sold as such. The IG’s review said that the department’s Agricultural Marketing Service, which oversees organic standards, couldn’t prove that incoming cargoes […] Read more...

Bayer Seeks More Time for Monsanto Deal

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Bayer announced on Tuesday, September 19th, that it now intended to complete its $66 billion purchase of Monsanto in first quarter of 2018, which is later than previously expected (end of 2017). Also, as this deal continues to progress, speculation grows for which companies will seek to pick up assets divested through the combination of Bayer […] Read more...
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