Action Alerts

Plant Board Nominates Deputy Director Bray to Replace Director Calhoun Upon Retirement

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board has recommended the agency’s number two to replace Plant Board Director Butch Calhoun who recently announced his plans to retire on June 30th. Deputy Director Scott Bray has served in a variety of roles at the Plant Board for 26 years. Calhoun announced in May his plans to step down […] Read more...

Plant Board Denies Petition for Dicamba Use Extension

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, June 11th, the Arkansas State Plant Board held a quarterly meeting in which they considered a newly submitted petition from growers seeking an emergency rule to extend the existing rules for dicamba use until June 30th. After considerable discussion, the petition was denied with a unanimous vote by the Board with the primary […] Read more...

June 11 WASDE Report

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, June 11th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. The report provides supply and demand estimates for all major agricultural commodities. This report is important as it includes estimates for crop acres in the United States impacted by heavy rains and floods, and […] Read more...

USDA NRCS Arkansas Posts Flood Clean Up Resources

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts USDA Ready to Help Arkansas Farmers and Ranchers Recover from Recent Flooding, Tornadoes LITTLE ROCK, AR, June 7, 2019 – Recent extreme weather conditions have impacted farmers and ranchers in Arkansas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disaster assistance programs available to help agricultural producers recover after natural disasters, including floods and tornadoes. USDA’s […] Read more...

River Levels Stall Barge Traffic

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Much of the barge traffic along the Mississippi River and within its primary tributaries has stalled in recent weeks due to dangerous waters due to floods and high flows. This delay is not expected to end anytime soon, and the time to recover from such a significant setback will take time according to analysts. This […] Read more...
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