Action Alerts

CoBank Releases New Quarterly US Rural Economic Review

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information CoBank released a new quarterly report on the rural U.S. economy.  The report provided detailed summary updates on various agricultural commodities and addressed other factors impacting rural economies.  This quarterly report continued to point out the challenges posed to rural communities as a result of low commodity prices.  The report also pointed out infrastructure needs […] Read more...

Uniform Food Labeling Bill for Biotech Fails to Garner Enough Votes in Senate

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 16th, the U.S. Senate failed to achieve a 60 vote threshold required to allow consideration of legislation (S. 2609) that would create a national uniform standard for the voluntary labeling of food products composed of or containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  The cloture motion that would have begun the process of amendments and […] Read more...

EPA Opens 30 Day Comment Period for Dicamba Formulas

Monday, April 4th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 1st, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an announcement for a 30 day public comment period for Monsanto’s dicamba chemical products designed for their new Roundup Ready Xtend seed technology, which has been approved for unrestricted commercial planting since December, 2014. The 30-day public-comment period is for in-crop use of dicamba herbicide […] Read more...

USDA Makes $20 Million Available for Conservation Innovation Grants

Monday, April 4th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it is making $20 million available for new Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) nationwide. Arkansas State Conservationist Mike Sullivan for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging applications from Arkansas that will spark the development and adoption of cutting-edge conservation technologies and approaches for farmers, ranchers […] Read more...

UAEX Verification Information Provides Helpful Tools to Arkansas Farmers

Monday, April 4th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In the 1980’s, crop yields were declining, prices were low, and production costs were high.  Producers requested that the University of Arkansas field-test existing technologies to determine the profitability of production. The Arkansas Row Crop Research Verification Program was born.  The Arkansas Row Crop Verification Program is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, county Extension agents, Extension specialists, and researchers. […] Read more...
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