Action Alerts

Arkansas Soil and Water Conference

Monday, December 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The 20th annual Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference and Expo will address the latest issues and trends in soil and water conservation. This year’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Arkansas State University. More below on the conference, including registration information. More below: https://www.astate.edu/college/agriculture-and-technology/outreach-programs/arkansas-soil-and-water-education-conference/thank-you/index.dot Read more...

New WOTUS Rule Expected this Week

Monday, December 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to publish a new rule regarding the regulation of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) this week. It is widely expected that the definition of WOTUS will be far less ambiguous than the rule established by the previous administration. The EPA has made it known that they intended […] Read more...

Congress is Expected to Take Up Farm Bill This Week

Monday, December 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The farm bill conference report is expected to be officially filed by Tuesday, December 11th, and quickly go before the House and Senate for consideration. The bill currently has the support of the key principals of the farm bill conference, the House and Senate Ag Committee Chairmen and Ranking Members. If things do move quickly, […] Read more...

Bayer Makes Adjustments Post Merger

Friday, December 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Bayer, the parent company to Bayer Crop Science, which recently acquired Monsanto, recently announced several changes from management. Included in these changes were plans to cut 12,000 jobs and to shed several lines of businesses and brands. More below: https://www.wsj.com/articles/bayer-plans-to-sell-brands-including-coppertone-and-dr-scholl-1543500418?mod=article_inline https://www.wsj.com/articles/bayer-lays-out-plans-in-hopes-of-easing-investor-headaches-1544020346 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bayer-outlook-idUSKBN1O40XP https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bayer-monsanto-jobs/bayers-german-workers-mostly-spared-from-monsanto-related-job-cuts-labor-boss-idUSKBN1O61GD Read more...

Plant Board Approves Draft Regulation on Dicamba with May 20 Cutoff

Friday, December 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, December 6th, the Arkansas State Plant Board approved a proposed rule that would allow for some over the top in crop use of dicamba in the 2019 crop year. The initial draft rule developed by the pesticide committee was amended by the full board to move the cut-off date from June 15th to […] Read more...
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