Action Alerts

House Approves Measure to Prohibit False & Misleading Labels on Food Products

Monday, March 4th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, March 4th, the Arkansas House approved a bill (HB1407), which would require truth in labeling of certain food products, including rice. The bill was approved by a vote of 87-4, and it will now go to the Senate for consideration. The bill, which is sponsored by Representative David Hillman, is aimed at addressing […] Read more...

District Export Council Seeks Nominees for Awards

Friday, March 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts February 27, 2019 – The Arkansas District Export Council (ArDEC) is accepting applications for the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade to recognize the exporting success of small, medium and large Arkansas’ companies. Applications are being accepted until April 26 and can be downloaded at arkansasexport.com.  The award ceremony will take place on May 23rd at […] Read more...

Penalty Bill for Dicamba Continues to Progress

Friday, March 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A bill to amend the penalty laws related to dicamba and other auxin herbicides is under consideration in the legislature and moving relatively quickly through the process. HB1512, by Representative David Hillman (R-Almyra), would redefine the definition of egregious to allow the Plant Board to assess fines of greater than $1,000 and up to $25,000 […] Read more...

Arkansas Soil Health Alliance to Hold Annual Meeting in Brinkley March 18

Friday, March 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Soil Health Alliance will hold its annual meeting in Brinkley on March 18th from 8:30am until 3:00pm. The program will focus largely on cover crops and other soil health matters. Several speakers will offer presentations for attendees. More below: Read more...

Congress Reauthorizes Pesticide Registration Laws

Friday, March 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Congress completed work on legislation to reauthorize pesticide registration laws when it approved the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) (S. 483). The bill was signed into law on March 8th by President Trump. The measure establishes a framework for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to register pesticides and extends authority for EPA to collect updated […] Read more...
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