Action Alerts

Ag Hall of Fame Seeking Nominees for New Class

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominees for the 2019 class. The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame was established in 1987, and it seeks to build public awareness of agriculture and honor/recognize past and current leaders who have given selflessly to the farm industry, their communities and to economic development in the state. Andrew […] Read more...

EPA Inspector General Says Section 18 Permit Process Flawed

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, September 25th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General (IG)  released a report criticizing the EPA’s practice of issuing emergency exemptions for certain pesticide uses that are beyond the product’s approved label. Such exemptions are commonly used throughout the U.S. and are most often known as Section 18 permits. The primary critique was […] Read more...

Farm Bill Stalls Out Ahead of November Mid-Terms

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The House and Senate farm bill negotiations stalled out this week, and it appears no further action between conferees and conference leaders will take place until after the mid-term elections in November. A primary difference between the House and Senate bills and Republicans and Democrats is the Nutrition Title. The House measure contains more significant […] Read more...

Think Rice Road Trip Kicks Off in Louisiana

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A new marketing campaign by the U.S. rice industry kicked off this week in Crowley, Louisiana. USA Rice is conducting a multi-state road trip with a specially designed vehicle that will visit with people and local media across the country. The trip will feature a social media campaign using the tag #RideWithRice and #ThinkRice that […] Read more...

Trump Administration Seeks Rehearing on Clorpyrifos Decision

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, September 24, the Trump Administration’s Department of Justice filed a request for a rehearing of a pesticide case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a case in which the court directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban chlorpyrifos, a critical agricultural pesticide, within 60 days.If the current court order stands, […] Read more...
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