Action Alerts

USDA NASS Updates Crop Progress and Condition Report

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 17th, 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 harvesting is advancing well and crop conditions appear […] Read more...

NRCS Accepting EQIP Applications Until November 18th

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Press Announcement from USDA NRCS Arkansas: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Accepting 2017 EQIP Applications through Nov. 18, 2016 LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 13, 2016 – Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have until Nov. 18, 2016, to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement conservation activities through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the […] Read more...

Arkansas Farmer Named Southeastern Farmer of the Year

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information On October 18th at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, Arkansas farmer and Ag Council of Arkansas member David Wildy was named the 2016 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. Wildy, the owner of Wildy Family Farm in Manila, Arkansas, is a 4th generation farmer who now farms with his wife and […] Read more...

EPA Provides New Registration for Sulfoxaflor with Limits

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, October 14th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided a new registration for sulfoxaflor, a Dow AgroSciences insecticide sold under the trade names Transform and Closer. The registration, which was previously canceled, was approved for use in Arkansas under Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, and Rodenticide Act, which allows use of pesticides to […] Read more...

EPA Postpones Scientific Review of Glyphosate

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to a recent announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the scientific review of the carcinogenicity of glyphosate has been postponed from its scheduled October 18-21 date. A nine member Science Review Board had been named to serve on a Scientific Advisory Panel and scheduled to meet to review the herbicide, which is the […] Read more...
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