Action Alerts

Trump Visits Iowa to Talk Ag and Biofuels

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts President Trump paid a visit to Iowa to promote new policy on ethanol, disaster and trade aid for farmers, and ongoing efforts to restructure trade agreements with major buyers of U.S. agricultural commodities. More below: https://bit.ly/2Zf0u8k https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/11/trump-touts-ethanol-victory-but-iowans-say-waivers-undermine-gains/1421255001/ https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/11/trump-touts-ethanol-victory-but-iowans-say-waivers-undermine-gains/1421255001 Read more...

June 11 Crop Production Report Shows Wheat Estimates

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A June 11 Crop Production Report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) provides estimated wheat production for Arkansas. The report estimates Arkansas to harvest 60,000 acres of wheat this year with an average yield of 60 bushels per acre, which is up from 55 in 2018 when the state […] Read more...

Congressional Hearings Focus on Ag Trade

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Two Congressional hearings in the U.S. House and Senate this week in focus on agricultural trade issues. The primary witnesses for the Agriculture Committee hearings are the Honorable Ted McKinney, Under Secretary, Trade and Foreign Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., and the Honorable Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade […] Read more...

Plant Board Nominates Deputy Director Bray to Replace Director Calhoun Upon Retirement

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board has recommended the agency’s number two to replace Plant Board Director Butch Calhoun who recently announced his plans to retire on June 30th. Deputy Director Scott Bray has served in a variety of roles at the Plant Board for 26 years. Calhoun announced in May his plans to step down […] Read more...

Plant Board Denies Petition for Dicamba Use Extension

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, June 11th, the Arkansas State Plant Board held a quarterly meeting in which they considered a newly submitted petition from growers seeking an emergency rule to extend the existing rules for dicamba use until June 30th. After considerable discussion, the petition was denied with a unanimous vote by the Board with the primary […] Read more...
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