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Conservation Innovation Grants/Natural Resources Conservation Service: National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition Notes Grant Opportunity
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition (“NSAC”) noted in a recent article that the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s Natural Resources Conservation Service (“NRCS”) has made available $25 million through the Conservation Innovation Grant (“CIG”) program. The CIG program is stated to be a…
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United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service National Early Career Award: University of Arkansas Soil Scientist (Amanda Ashworth) Announced as Winner
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Water Resources Center publication Arkansas Water Currents (“AWC”) announced that Amanda Ashworth, Ph.D., has been awarded the: . . . 2019 Herbert L. Rothbart Early Career Research Scientist Award The award is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture – Agriculture…
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United States Biodiesel Production: U.S. Energy Information Administration Addresses Role of Soybean Oil
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) issued a May 7th report titled: Soybean Oil Comprises a Larger Share of Domestic Biodiesel Production (“Report”) As the Report notes, biodiesel is a mixture of chemical compounds denominated alkyl esters which are produced from a…
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Dicamba Regulations: The Arkansas Framework for Dicamba Use and Restrictions Takes Shape
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Co-Author: Walter Wright February and March were busy months for the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Arkansas State Plant Board (“ASPB”). On February 20, 2019, the State Plant Board voted to approve regulatory changes for in-crop, over-the-top use of the herbicide dicamba on approved…
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Confined Animal Feeding Operations/Public Trust Doctrine: Food & Water Watch Sues Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Food & Water Watch and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (collectively “Food & Water Watch”) filed a Petition for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief (“Petition”) against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) alleging a violation of the Public Trust Doctrine. The alleged violation of…
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