Action Alerts

Bayer Set to Complete Monsanto Takeover Thursday

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Bayer acquisition of Monsanto is set to officially close on Thursday, June 7th, following official approval by the U.S. Department of Justice. The companies will begin to integrate towards the end of the month. As part of the deal, Bayer must divest $9 billion of its business products and services, many of which will […] Read more...

Senate Ag Committee to Move on Farm Bill in June

Friday, June 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) recently made it known that his committee is planning to mark up its version of the farm bill on June 13th. He also noted that he hoped the bill would be on the Senate floor one week after committee approval. The House failed to approve its version […] Read more...

Plant Board Stresses Careful Use of Loyant Herbicide for Rice

Friday, June 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Pesticide Committee of the Arkansas State Plant Board met Thursday, May 31, to review concerns related to off-target crop damage from Dow Agrosciences’ newly introduced herbicide Loyant for rice. Following the meeting the Plant Board released the following press release reminding growers and applicators to use greater caution when applying Loyant herbicide. ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT […] Read more...

Trump Announces Plans to Follow Through on Tariffs

Friday, June 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday May 31st, President Trump announced that he planned to follow through with steel and aluminum tariffs against major trading partners around the world. The action led to negative responses from affected countries who plan on enacting retaliatory tariffs against U.S. exports, many of which include U.S. agricultural commodities. The action by President Trump […] Read more...

Primary Election Outcomes

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 22, Arkansas held its primary elections. The election featured relatively low voter turnout throughout the state, but it sets the stage for the November general elections which will feature all five Arkansas constitutional offices, Congressional mid-terms, and several state and local races. More below: https://talkbusiness.net/category/politics/ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AR/74831/Web02-state.200881/#/ Read more...
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