Action Alerts

BASF Gets EPA Approval for Engenia Herbicide

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On December 20th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially approved the registration of BASF’s Engenia™ dicamba herbicide. The Engenia herbicide is said to control more than 200 broadleaf weeds, including glyphosate-resistant weeds, in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. The product should be available for use in Arkansas during the 2017 growing season if pending Arkansas State Plant […] Read more...

Medical Marijuana Commission Named and Launches Public Meetings

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Shortly after the Governor, Speaker of the House, and Senate Pro-Tempore, announced their appointments to the 5 person Medical Marijuana Commission, the Commission held its first meeting.  The meeting did not discuss much substantive matters related to the law, but it did allow for the swearing in of the commissioners and set forth future meetings.  The […] Read more...

Jett Becomes Third to Switch Parties in Arkansas Since Election

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information State Representative Joe Jett of Success, Arkansas, became the third member of the Arkansas House to switch parties from democrat to republican since the November election.  He followed similar actions by Representative Jeff Wardlaw and Representative David Hillman in the days following the November election.  The party changes takes the republican majority in the House […] Read more...

Trump Update on Nominations

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President-elect Trump has nominated several individuals to serve in various roles in his cabinet and in other important appointed positions in his administration.  These names will continue to stack up in the coming weeks leading up to his inauguration and swearing in on January 20th.  Several posts related to agriculture have been filled, but some […] Read more...

Bill Baxter Inducted in Cotton Research & Promotion Hall of Fame

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Cotton Incorporated formally inducted the 2016 class of the Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame at their annual meeting in New Orleans December 6th – 8th.  Included in the 2016 class is Mr. Bill Baxter of Dumas, Arkansas.  Mr. Baxter is a past president of the Ag Council and has served in a variety […] Read more...
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