Action Alerts

USDA Releases Hemp Rules

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, October 29th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released new federal rules and guidance for the growing, transporting, sampling and testing, processing and marketing of industrial hemp. The interim final rule becomes effective upon publication in the Federal Register. Following publication, USDA invites public comment on the interim rule and the information collection […] Read more...

Plant Board Issues Over $100,000 in Fines for 2018 Dicamba Violations

Thursday, October 24th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas State Plant Board held two public hearings related to an individual in Missouri who was alleged to have made at least two illegal applications of dicamba in Arkansas fields. The Board, after deliberating on evidence presented by Plant Board inspectors, decided to issue over $100,000 in fines for the individual for violations that […] Read more...

October 21 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, October 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, October 21, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, as of October 20th, corn was 99 percent harvested, cotton was 67 percent harvested, peanuts were 86 percent dug and 42 percent harvested, rice was 93 […] Read more...

Arkansas Agritourism Association Touts Value

Monday, October 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The newly formed Arkansas Agritourism Association recently noted that on-farm tourism in Arkansas provides millions in cash receipts each year, and they project growth into the future. The group has a new website and Facebook page where they try to promote its members and the many tourism opportunities available on Arkansas farms, including u-pick, pumpkin […] Read more...

Arkansas Commerce Secretary Says Ruyi Textile Mill Awaiting U.S. – China Agreement

Monday, October 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas’s Secretary of Commerce, Mike Preston, recently visited Talk Business to talk about the Arkansas economy and economic activity related to direct foreign investment projects including the proposed Chinese led Ruyi textile mill in Forrest City. According to Preston, the textile mill project is not moving forward until there is a trade resolution between the […] Read more...
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