Action Alerts

Dicamba Remains a Hot Topic

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In Arkansas, and other parts of the Mid-South and beyond, the subject of dicamba continues to make news as Monsanto seeks Enivronmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval for its new dicamba herbicide technology to match its newly approved and released seed technology, and as farmers appear to have used other dicamba formulations illegally on the tolerant […] Read more...

Ag Council of Arkansas Board Met August 16th in Jonesboro

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On August 16th, members of the Ag Council of Arkansas board of directors met in Jonesboro for their Mid-Year Board Meeting.  The meeting featured several guest speakers and was headlined by U.S. Senator John Boozman who provided an update from Washington, D.C.  Senator Boozman serves as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity […] Read more...

University of Arkansas Offers Crop Updates

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service has several updates for farmers on their Arkansas crops blog.  These include market updates, verification study updates, and recommendations for farmers in the current crop year. To read the latest posts, click the link below: http://www.arkansas-crops.com/ Read more...

Monsanto and Bayer Move Forward on Merger Talks

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Following a new offer from Bayer, Monsanto is now said to be moving forward in negotiating a deal that could be announced as early as this week.  The move is the third agriculture mega merger in the works on the seed and chemical side.  The other two are Dow-Dupont and Syngenta-ChemChina.  In addition, it was […] Read more...

Heritage Foundation Recommends Removing Farm Support

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 7th, the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C., released a 65 page report last week that called for the elimination of commodity title programs for farmers such as the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC), and marketing loans. The report also called for a complete restructuring of the […] Read more...
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