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Plant Board Votes to Advance Petition Seeking Rule for June 15 Cut-off on Dicamba

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board met Monday, November 5th, to consider a petition (linked below) from growers urging a rule making proceeding for a new rule that would allow for farmers to utilize new formulations of dicamba over the top of crops until June 15th. The petition also called for special permits to allow for […] Read more...

National Weather Service Provides Data on Poor Harvest Weather

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas farmers have struggled throughout the 2018 crop year in dealing with untimely and periods of extremely heavy rains. Rains throughout the harvest period from August through October were particularly challenging. Yield losses, quality losses, and other economic injury caused by the weather have all impacted farmers in Arkansas. Each crop has been affected uniquely. […] Read more...

EPA Sends 2019 Biofuel Proposal to White House for Review

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, October 30th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent its proposal for 2019 blending volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the White House for final review, a filing with the Office of Management and Budget showed on Wednesday. The deadline to issue the finalized rule is Nov. 30. Under the proposal, […] Read more...

Arkansas State Plant Board to Consider Petition for Dicamba Use in 2019

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board will hold a meeting on Monday, November 5th, at 1:00pm to consider a petition (2018 Nov Grower Petition on Dicamba) for rule making that would allow for limited use (through June 15) of dicamba on dicamba tolerant crops. The hearing will be upon the heels of a October 31st decision by […] Read more...

FDA Announces Plans to Streamline Regulatory Path for Gene Editing Traits in Food Products

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 30th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to streamline the regulatory path for new gene edited traits in food products from both plants and animals.The new plan (Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan) identifies concrete priorities in the areas of advancing public health by promoting innovation, strengthening public outreach and communication, […] Read more...
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