Action Alerts

Federal Agents Conduct Searches Related to Illegal Dicamba Use

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In October, federal investigative agents with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reportedly conducted several searches in Southeast Missouri in relation to the illegal use of Dicamba herbicide. The searches were conducted as part of a criminal investigation into the alleged misuse or misapplication of Dicamba herbicides in the […] Read more...

Dicamba Drift Dispute Leads to Death in Arkansas

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In Mississippi County, Arkansas, on the evening of Thursday, October 27th, a long-running dispute related to drift of Dicamba herbicide reportedly reached a level of intensity and anger that resulted in a shooting death.  The victim was Mississippi County farmer Mike Wallace of Monette, Arkansas, and the alleged shooter was 26 year old Allan Curtis Jones […] Read more...

Governor Proclaims November as Arkansas Soybean Month

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 1st, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed November as Arkansas Soybean Month to recognize soybean producers and the economic contribution the commodity has on our state’s economy. Soybeans are Arkansas’s largest crop by acreage accounting for roughly 3 million acres in recent years. Soybeans are also grown in 41 counties in Arkansas. NEWS RELEASE […] Read more...

Governor Makes Several Appointments to Ag Boards

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In mid-October, Governor Hutchinson announced several new appointments to various boards and commissions, including some related to agriculture. The agriculture boards with appointments were the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation Board and the Arkansas Ag Board. The Boll Weevil board oversees the state eradication program for the boll weevil, which is highly destructive to cotton, and […] Read more...

Ag Tech Investments Grow Despite Downturn in Ag Economy

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Despite declining farm incomes due to low commodity prices form most agricultural crops, investments by companies and venture capital groups have reached record levels when it comes to agriculture technology. Recent reports state that such investments were approximately $25 billion in 2015 and likely to grow again this year. Real-time data analytics, sensors and robots […] Read more...
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