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Oct. 31, 2017
Miller County helps seniors protect themselves against fraud
TEXARKANA, Ark. — With just a few pieces of vital information, an identity thief has
everything they need to open credit cards in your name, access your bank accounts
and ruin your credit.
Oct. 30, 2017
Bradley Co 4-H team claims first ever American Royal Livestock judging title for Arkansas
ALMA, Ark. – Even after a couple of long days and a rainy four hours of interstate
driving still ahead of him Friday, Taylor Gwin was a little tired, but stoked. A bit
more than 12 hours earlier, the Bradley County 4-H team he coached became the first
Arkansas winner of the livestock judging competition at the American Royal Livestock
Show in Kansas City.
Oct. 27, 2017
Webinar will focus on legal issues for pesticides
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Agriculture and Food Law Consortium will present a free webinar,
“From Farm Fields to the Courthouse: Legal Issues Surrounding Pesticide Use,” on Wednesday,
Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. Central.
U.S. rice production, consumption and exports projected to decline in coming year
LITTLE ROCK – While global rice production and trade are shifting slightly, the 2017-2018
U.S. rice market will likely see declines in production, consumption, exports and
stocks, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Invasive species of stink bug working its way into Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A stinky, invasive species of bug that has found a new home in
the U.S., is slowly working its way into Arkansas.
Finally: Fall color!
LITTLE ROCK – Finally, it’s fall foliage time.
Oct. 26, 2017
Where rice fields go, the geese are sure to follow
MONTICELLO, Ark. – The western edge of the Mississippi Delta, which contributes so
richly to Arkansas agriculture, is well known as a prime area for hunters, with both
wet marshes and flooded rice fields after the fall. But it hasn’t always necessarily
Oct. 25, 2017
Potlatch Deltic merger probably won’t boost change timber sale prices near term
MONTICELLO, Ark. – For the moment, Potlatch Corp.’s merger with Arkansas-based Deltic
Timber probably won’t budge prices of wood being sold to the combined company by landowners,
said Matthew Pelkki, economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Oct. 23, 2017
Oct. 26 webinar addresses implications of decline in U.S. rice supplies
LITTLE ROCK – The U.S rice crop is expected to be the smallest since 1996-97, according
to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The “why’s” and
implications of that decline will be the topic of the Oct. 26 webinar being offered
by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Oct. 20, 2017
Arkansas peanuts proving profitable in 2017
JONESBORO, Ark. – After a year that, for many Arkansas crops, could best be described
as “embattled,” the state’s peanut harvest is coming to its final glory. Slowly.
Months, years of work pay off for 4-H members at Arkansas State Fair
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas State Fair returned to the state’s capitol city this month,
boasting a packed fairway with new rides and vendors. But at its core remains one
of the fair’s oldest traditions: the livestock judging competitions that represent
the fruition of months — and sometimes years — of hard work by the young members of
Arkansas Extension Service to provide farmers help to comply with new produce safety
LITTLE ROCK – The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, meant to strengthen safeguards
in the U.S. food supply, has a new rule for produce growers and the Cooperative Extension
Service will be helping Arkansas farmers obtain needed certification.
Oct. 18, 2017
Researcher studies pollinator plots for warm season grass lawns
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The nation’s pollinators are in need of food and housing. Michelle
Wisdom is stepping up.
Oct. 17, 2017
Urban homesteading conference coming to North Little Rock
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Whether on the farm or in the city, an interest in agriculture,
sustainability and self-reliance is a common thread to many Arkansans. The upcoming
Arkansas Urban Homesteading Conference is an opportunity for interested Arkansans
to learn even more about gardening, chicken keeping, composting and more within city
Oct. 13, 2017
Arkansas Biosciences Institute to hold fall research symposium Oct. 25
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Biosciences Institute will be holding its fall research
symposium Oct. 25 at the just-opened Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences.
Fall is still a good time to collect ticks
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – We all know It’s hard to avoid blood-sucking ticks when the weather
is warm, but we also encounter them in the fall during hunting, hiking or other outdoor
New web page aims to illustrate proper layouts for cattle working facilities
LITTLE ROCK – Cattle working facilities can be the keystone of both good animal welfare
and beef quality assurance. A new web page published by the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension Service aims to help
cattle producers make sure the facilities they’re using are up to industry standards.
Jefferson County is teaching how to turn trash to treasure
PINE BLUFF, Ark. — With a little creativity, some tools and what others might refer
to as garbage, Jefferson County Extension Staff Chair Lee Anderson can teach you how
to make anything from coffee tables to bath racks and how to protect water quality
at the same time.
Seven Arkansas growers break 100-bushel mark in soybeans
LITTLE ROCK – Seven Arkansas soybean growers have broken the 100-bushel-per-acre mark
this season so far, with others possibly to come.
Forage conference and tour scheduled for Nov. 3
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Growing fall pasture can be an uphill battle in dry years — but
the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has the expertise to help
producers make the best of any situation.
Division of Agriculture's Center for Human Nutrition, a multi-campus initiative to
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Tackling obesity will require the strength of a team and that’s
the idea behind the Center for Human Nutrition, a multi-discipline initiative designed
to bring together faculty conducting nutrition-related research in northwest Arkansas.
Mighty mites manifest massive manual
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Post doctoral researcher Ray Fisher was dead set against studying
mites — for 10 whole minutes.
Grow Your Own Protein program begins harvest season
LITTLE ROCK – Harvest season has started for school and community gardens participating
in Grow Your Own Protein, a project that aims to teach about agriculture in Arkansas.
Division of Ag turfgrass research could mean more winter playing days for golf greens
in the transition zone
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Golfers who like to hit the links on warm winter days could see
more playing time thanks to turfgrass research done by the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture and the Bumpers College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Division of Ag offers screening for non-dicamba soybeans from seed production fields
LONOKE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is offering
a service to screen non-dicamba tolerant soybeans being grown for seed production
that might have been exposed to dicamba.
As soybean harvest quickens, low water levels on the Mississippi impede transport
on major waterway
HELENA, Ark. – As the dry weather that dominated September and the first days of October
speeds the Arkansas soybean harvest along, growers’ yields face a bottleneck as grain
elevators and barges struggle with low water levels on the Mississippi River.
Arkansas Association of Grape Growers to hold conference
OZARK, Ark. – Wine can have a big impact on the taste of a meal—the right wine can
either make or break the flavors of what’s plated. Wine also has a major impact on
the Arkansas economy.
Strawberry documentary selected for Hot Springs Film Festival
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A documentary film about strawberries produced by the University
of Arkansas in cooperation in cooperation with the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture will be screened at the 2017 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
on Oct. 10.
Compassion fatigue: When the world weighs heavily on your heart and mind
LITTLE ROCK – Since Monday, our senses have been saturated by a seemingly endless
loop of terrifying images and sounds from the shooting in Las Vegas that took more
than 50 lives and injured hundreds.
Webinar to examine agricultural market ahead
LITTLE ROCK – Producers, consultants and others interested in Arkansas agriculture,
and the political and market forces that affect it, are invited to participate in
a free webinar scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 5.
Learn how U.S. Navy contracts could help grow your business at flank speed
LITTLE ROCK – During the 2016 fiscal year, Arkansas businesses earned $25 million
in contracts from the Department of the Navy, and on Oct. 18, the Arkansas Procurement
Assistance Center will host a workshop to help other Arkansas businesses do the same.
Arkansas 4-H kicks off National 4-H Week
LITTLE ROCK – With fall weather finally working its way through the Mid South, and
the new school year well underway, Arkansas 4-H, along with 4-H organizations across
the country, is celebrating its legacy of forging future leaders through learned responsibility,
challenges and engagement during National 4-H Week, Oct. 1-7.