Action Alerts

Comment Window for Transform Section 18 Permit Closes May 20th

Monday, May 16th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi have jointly sought a section 18 permit for the use of Transform (sulfoxaflor) use in cotton. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 15 day comment period ends May 20, 2016. Ag Council members, particularly those in the production or processing of cotton are encouraged to submit comments in favor of the petition. The […] Read more...

USDA NRCS Makes Additional $2.5 Million Available for EQIP in Arkansas

Monday, May 16th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, May 13th, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced the availability of $2.5 million for producers to apply for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).  Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have until June 10, 2016, to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement select conservation activities.  Applicants can sign […] Read more...

EPA Grants Section 18 Permit for Transform for Grain Sorghum

Friday, May 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted Arkansas farmers with a Section 18 special permit to allow for the use of pesticide Transform for grain sorghum during the 2016 crop year. The pesticide is a critical component for combating the sugar cane aphid, which can be destructive to grain sorghum and other crops. Populations have already […] Read more...

Legislature Completes Fiscal Session and Pivots to Highway Special Session

Friday, May 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 9th, the Arkansas General Assembly officially concluded its work in the fiscal session and adjourned.  But the legislature is poised to return next week to begin work on a special session ordered by Governor Asa Hutchinson to address highway funding. The budget approved by the legislature amounts to $5.3 billion for the fiscal […] Read more...

Governor Makes Appointments to Plant Board

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Governor Asa Hutchinson announced this week the appointment of two positions to the Arkansas State Plant Board.  Reappointed to the Plant Board for two year terms are Larry Jayroe of Forrest City and Danny Finch of Jonesboro.  Mr. Finch serves as a farmer at large representative while Mr. Jayroe serves as a representative of the […] Read more...
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