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Plant Board Adopts Regulations for Industrial Hemp

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, June 21, the Arkansas State Plant Board approved regulations that would set forth a new pilot research program allowing for industrial hemp to be grown and processed in Arkansas for commercial purposes. The new regulation stems from a bill approved by the Arkansas General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Hutchinson in […] Read more...

Dr. Rick Roeder Retires from Extension Service

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service announced that Dr. Rick Roeder was retiring from his career as associate director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. Roeder retires June 30 after 16 years as associate director of the experiment station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System […] Read more...

House Narrowly Approves Farm Bill on Second Try

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, June 21, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 2, the farm bill, on the narrowest of margins with a vote of 213-211. The measure, which has been applauded by farm groups for its retention of key safety net protections for farmers, now stands ready for conference with the Senate version of the […] Read more...

USDA Reportedly Looking for Ways to Help Farmers Cope with Trade Problems

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Because ongoing trade disputes between the United States and key trading partners continue to escalate and negatively affect commodity prices and access to critical export markets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reportedly examining what tools it may have at its disposal to assist U.S. farmers and the agriculture industry. The agency is considering […] Read more...

U.S. and China Continue to Escalate Trade Fight

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The United States and China have collided in their ongoing trade dispute, and the back and forth continues to escalate as retaliations and threats continue. The activity has shocked several markets, including commodity markets, which have experienced steep price declines since the nations announced plans to follow through on tariff threats. The United States is […] Read more...
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