Action Alerts

Arkansas Ag Department is Accepting Specialty Crop Grants Through April 13th

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, made available through funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These grants help to enhance the specialty crop industry of Arkansas, which includes the growing and selling of fruits, vegetables, floriculture and nuts. Applications must be submitted […] Read more...

Friday is Deadline to Comment on PSC Net Metering Rule

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) will close its public comment period on “net metering” at midnight on Friday, March 23rd. The PSC is considering changes to current “net metering” rules for how utility companies compensate individuals and businesses who provide surplus power to the electric grid from sources like solar. The issue has gained […] Read more...

Free Legal Advice for Landowners Interested in Solar Leases

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Mark Childers with Friday, Eldredge and Clark Law Firm in Little Rock offered some advice in Arkansas Business for Arkansas landowners considering leasing substantial tracts for the development of solar power-generating facilities. Energy producers and private landowners have recently increased their interests in developing solar arrays both for private and public consumption. In this article, […] Read more...

Bayer and Monsanto Move Step Closer to Combination Upon EU Approval

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Bayer moved a step closer to completing its acquisition of Monsanto on March 21 when it was announced that the European Union was satisfied with the deal following its anti-trust reviews. The U.S. is still in the process of reviewing the deal through its anti-trust processes at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department […] Read more...

Syngenta Agrees to $1.5 B Settlement with Farmers on Viptera Corn

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In a preliminary global settlement agreement, Syngenta has agreed to pay corn farmers $1.5 billion to settle claims related to the commercialization of genetically modified corn seed prior to Chinese approval, which led to China’s rejection of U.S. corn imports for about a year starting in November 2013. The preliminary agreement reportedly covers all U.S. […] Read more...
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