Action Alerts

Science Report Claims Genetic Finding Could Increase Rice Yield By 54%

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Scientists claim that they have made a discovery in the genetic makeup of rice that could lead to dramatic increase in production yields. The researchers from the United Kingdom and in China have collaborated in their discovery to develop rice crops with an improved ability to manage their own pH levels, which they conclude enables […] Read more...

GMO Labeling Negotiations Continue in US Senate

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Vermont’s new genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling law will go into effect July 1st of this year, and the U.S. Senate remains at an impasse in advancing legislation to create a national labeling standard that would provide a universal standard that would cover all states.  However, negotiations are ongoing between democratic and republican leaders of […] Read more...

Ag Launch Accelerator Accepting Applications Until June 17th

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The deadline is fast approaching for interested small businesses and entrepreneurs to enter the AgLaunch Accelerator competition for seed investment monies and start up resources. Interested applicants have until noon on June 17th to submit their applications.  The AgLaunch Accelerator led by Memphis Bioworks will select up to six companies among the applicants to begin […] Read more...

UofA Research and Extension Field Days Underway

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of  Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s field days are a way to demonstrate best practices in the cultivation of plants and animals. Each of the division’s centers and stations conducts research in multiple production areas, with an eye to helping Arkansas farmers and ranchers raise crops that use natural and financial resources wisely […] Read more...

New Foundation Seed Facility in Stuttgart Nears Completion

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture, research and extension efforts in Arkansas will soon take a significant stride forward as the Division of Agriculture prepares to open its new Foundation Seed Facility for operation in early August. The $8.6 million facility will be located in Stuttgart and attached to the existing […] Read more...
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