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Farmland Preservation Program: Northwest Arkansas Land Trust Announces Expansion
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust (“Trust”) announced an expansion of its Farmland Preservation Program. The Trust states that a $920,000 grant will: . . . support two integrated efforts to connect farmers to land and resources and conserve vital farmland needed for growing fruits and vegetables…
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Economic Impacts to U.S. Biofuels, Agriculture, and the Economy: Agricultural Retailers Association Report
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Agricultural Retailers Association (“ARA”) issued a report in October 2020 titled: Economic Impacts to U.S. Biofuels, Agriculture, and the Economy from Subsidized Electric Vehicle Penetration The Report discusses the potential impact of different levels of electric vehicle (“EV”) penetration…
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Syndicated Conservation Easement Transactions: Internal Revenue Service Announces First Settlement
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law, Tax
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) in an August 31st news release announced what it described as: . . . the completion of the first settlement under its initiative to resolve certain docketed cases involving syndicated conservation easement transactions (“Transactions”). The IRS had previously…
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Arkansas Soil Health Alliance Annual Meeting: February 25th - McGehee, Arkansas
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Soil Health Alliance has scheduled its annual meeting for February 25th. The meeting will be held at Hoots BBQ in McGehee, Arkansas. Topics to be addressed at the meeting are stated to include: Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Soil Health Impacts on Nutrient and Water Cycles How…
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Agricultural Conservation Easement Program: U.S. Department of Agriculture Publishes Interim Rule
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) recent efforts to update the Farm Bill’s Title II conservation programs continued into the 2020 year. USDA has issued since early December a number of interim final rules to update the nation’s conservation programs which include: the Conservation…
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