Action Alerts

USDA Seeks Applicants for Conservation Innovation Grants

Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 3rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it was seeking new grant proposals for to provide innovative conservation solutions through its competitive Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program. The program is operated through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The agency is particularly interested in supporting innovative technologies and approaches in areas […] Read more...

USDA Releases New Crop Progress Report

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 31st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offers an update on the status and condition of the primary agricultural crops grown in Arkansas. According to this report, Arkansas harvest is nearly complete. The report indicated the […] Read more...

New York Times Hits GMOs and Ag Hits Back

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The New York Times on October 29th once again printed an article that was critical of modern day crop genetic technology by claiming that the scientific enhancements made to the plants did not translate to the benefits touted by farmers and others in agriculture. To no ones surprise agricultural groups and others hit back on […] Read more...

Rice PLC Payment Rates Announced

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it has determined payment rates for the 2015 crop year, and that payments will be reaching rice farms in the coming days. While the reference price for rice is set at $14.00 for long grain rice by law in the farm bill, the payment is based on […] Read more...

House Oversight Committee Issues Report on WOTUS

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Oversight released a lengthy report criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House for the development of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which was widely criticized by agriculture groups. The report cites multiple findings that indicate the Administration took legal shortcuts, implemented its […] Read more...
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