Action Alerts

Court Case on Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Will Continue

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was recently denied in their request to dismiss a case brought against them regarding their regulation of neonicotinoid-treated seeds. Earlier this year some beekeeper and environmental groups filed a joint complaint contending that EPA violated both the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) […] Read more...

Glyphosate Gets Positive Review from International Groups

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Two international groups, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), both made announcements this week related to widely used herbicide glyphosate stating that the chemical does not pose a likely risk as a cancer causing chemical in humans as it relates to exposure to foods that contain ingredients […] Read more...

U.S. Senate Considering Agriculture Appropriations

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider the fiscal year 2017 agriculture appropriations bill that will provide needed funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The bill supports several farm bill programs, agricultural research, and other agriculture industry services. The Senate legislation recommends $147.7 […] Read more...

Memphis Group Announces Funds for Ag Related Start Ups

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 16th, it was announced that a Memphis, TN, group has launched a new small business and entrepreneurship challenge known as the AgLaunch Accelerator led by Memphis Bioworks that will host a competition for seed investment money and additional start up resources for new businesses or ideas to become businesses. The AgLaunch Accelerator will […] Read more...

Research Underway to Utilize Rice to Fight Cancers

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas is in the process of conducting further research into cancer fighting properties of rice. According to reports from the University of Arkansas, Rice bran, a byproduct of rice milling, contains certain organic substances that have potent anti-cancer capabilities. The substances are bio-active peptides that can be utilized through patented processes to […] Read more...
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