Dicamba Legal Battle Continues in Arkansas

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

Nearly 200 farmers have obtained temporary restraining orders against the Arkansas in-season ban on dicamba use. A DTN report says judges in three counties have granted restraining orders in response to last-minutes complaints filed by farmers. The office of State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is filing appeals of those decisions to the state Supreme Court. In the meantime, a spokeswoman …

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NRCS Earth Team Volunteer Services Valued Over $7.8 Million

Dan Florida, Soil, USDA-NRCS, Water

This week, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service hails Earth Team Volunteer efforts throughout the nation during National Volunteer Week. Our theme, “Volunteers Improve Today for Tomorrow,” uses April 15-21, 2018, to show gratitude to Earth Team volunteers for their superb service to conservation. The Earth Team is the agency’s volunteer workforce. This past fiscal year, more than 34,309 people donated …


Scientist Say U.S. Climate Boundary Shifting East

Dan Drought, Environment, Industry News Release

Scientist say a climate boundary separating the east and west United States discovered more than 100 years ago has shifted 140 miles east. In a report published by Columbia University, scientist say global warming has pushed the boundary east, and could have significant implications on farming in the region. Scientist say that due to global-scale wind patterns, to the west …


Agri View: Honeybee Update

Dan Agri View, Pollinators

Everett Griner talks about the honeybee battle still being fought in today’s Agri View. Honeybee Update Well, it has been a dozen years or more since the United States faced that series of problems that threatened to destroy our honeybee industry. Scientists have still not solved the problem, but, they have found a lot of things that have helped. One …

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Classic Gully Erosion Initiative Sign-Up in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Soil, USDA-NRCS

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama, Ben Malone, wants to make sure landowners across the state are aware of the new https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/al/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD1388873. It will focus on scenarios where erosion has reached an advanced stage and interferes with farming operations, but sign-up for this program ends April 19, 2018. Classic Gully Erosion Initiative Sign-up in Alabama

Trump Administration to Revise EPA CAFE Standards

Dan Energy, Environment, Industry News Release

The Trump administration Monday announced it will revise fuel-efficiency and emissions regulations for cars and light trucks. Bloomberg News was the first to report the revision effort that the administration says is needed because the current regulations are too aggressive. The Environmental Protection Agency is also considering revoking a waiver for California to allow the state to set its own …


USDA Warns Dangerous Pests are Emerging, Adds Cherry Fruit Fly to Alert List

Dan Environment, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

April is “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month” It’s spring, which means many invasive Hungry Pests are emerging and will soon begin feeding on trees, plants and crops. These destructive species – which include the emerald ash borer, gypsy moth and citrus greening disease – cost the nation $40 billion each year in damages and expensive eradication and control …