Action Alerts

Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame Seeks Nominees

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nomination from the public through November 4th for its 2016 class. The induction ceremony will be March 4th in Little Rock. The Agricultural Council of Arkansas retains a position on the selection committee and can assist with nominations from Ag Council members. If interested in nominating someone, […] Read more...

USDA Updates Crop Progress and Condition

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 3rd, 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...

October 5 is Deadline to Comment to EPA on Atrazine

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The final day to submit comment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the agency’s draft ecological risk assessment for the herbicide atrazine is Wednesday, October 5th. The EPA’s risk assessment recommends severe limitations on the use of the chemical in a manner that serves as an effective ban on the chemical, which is a […] Read more...

National Ag Law Center to Host Webinar on Compensatory Mitigation Oct. 10

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, October 10th, the National Ag Law Center, which is based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, will host a webinar focused on compensatory mitigation for environmental impacts. The title is “A New Era of Compensatory Mitigation for Impacts on Natural Resources.” The webinar will focus on recent developments by the Obama Administration through executive directives for […] Read more...

USDA Report Shows Biobased Economy Growing in U.S.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Release No. 0208.16 Contact: Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 press@oc.usda.gov USDA Report Shows Growing Biobased Products Industry Contributes $393 Billion and 4.2 Million Jobs to American Economy WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2016 – A new report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that in 2014, the biobased products industry contributed $393 billion […] Read more...
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