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NASS Acreage report out; but Arkansas cotton, soybeans up for a recount
LITTLE ROCK – The strangeness of Arkansas’ rain-soaked planting season sloshed over
into Friday’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Acreage report, with the agency saying it would be collecting additional information on the state’s
soybeans and cotton.
July 25 field day to feature healthy soils, sustainable cotton
LITTLE ROCK – Two farmer-mentors, specialists from the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture and the Soil Health Institute will be guiding growers on July
25 through demonstrations and discussions of ways to improve soil health on Arkansas
2019 4-H Governor’s Award finalists
LITTLE ROCK – A demanding interview process, followed by lunch with Gov. Asa Hutchinson
and his wife Susan, were all in a day’s work for the four 2019 Arkansas 4-H Governors
Making the most out of Johnsongrass
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Livestock producers have a love-hate relationship with Johnsongrass,
which can be helpful or harmful, depending on the situation, said Dirk Philipp, associate
professor-animal science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Ag and Environmental Law Conference speakers give insights into realities of hemp,
down farm economy
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The new realities of hemp and the hard realities of a down farm economy
are among the issues speakers brought to the sixth annual Mid-South Agricultural and
Environmental Law Conference.
Time to think red: Tomatoes at the Trotter
MONTICELLO, Ark. — Nearly a dozen heirloom tomato varieties will be on the menu at
the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s ninth annual Tomatoes at the Trotter event,
scheduled for Thursday, June 27.
Hay-making during Arkansas storm season
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Every time warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico meets a cold
front over Arkansas, hay producers brace themselves for another delay in hay cutting.
Research into child labor in cocoa industry receives international attention
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — An article assessing child labor in the cocoa industry recently
published by University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture economists Jeff
Luckstead and Lanier Nalley and Francis Tsiboe of Kansas State University has sparked
an international conversation.
What has the Arkansas wheat crop done in 2019?
MARIANNA, Ark. — The dip in Arkansas wheat acreage over recent years was not halted
in 2019. And if the price for the commodity was off-putting for growers, the latest
growing season wasn't much better.
Marcy named 2019 Industry Leader of the Year by The Poultry Federation
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – John Marcy, extension poultry processing specialist and professor
at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, has been named the 2019 Industry
Leader of the Year by The Poultry Federation.
Where’s your locus of control? Your success may depend on it
LITTLE ROCK – Whether you see your life as a series of random events or as a result
of your work can influence how you build wealth. Laura Hendrix, associate professor
for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and a personal finance
expert, said this comes down to what’s often referred to as the “locus of control.”
Division of Agriculture offers resources for managing stress during disasters
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Farmers and communities inundated by flooding along the Arkansas
River have to cope with more than water damage and ruined or delayed crops. The stress
of facing such massive loss may take as big a toll on mental health as it does on
New food science head seeks to strengthen collaborations with industry, on campus
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Jeyam Subbiah, the new food science department head, comes to
Arkansas from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was Kenneth E. Morrison
Distinguished Professor of Food Engineering in the departments of food science and
technology and biological systems engineering.
Division offers product analysis and process authority certification for canned foods
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A food product analysis and process authority certification service
from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture provides product analysis
and documentation for new acidified canned food products to meet FDA requirements.
Balis joins Arkansas extension as new health specialist
LITTLE ROCK – The Cooperative Extension Service is making important changes in people’s
health and its new health specialist wants to demonstrate the impact it’s making in
Steer clear of wildlife fleeing floodwaters
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans are advised to steer clear of flood-displaced wildlife, since
those animals are likely to be stressed and more apt to act to protect themselves.
Arkansas crop pest influx complicates difficult growing season
LONOKE, Ark. – Arkansas farmers besieged by floodwaters, rain-filled forecasts and
sprouting weeds are seeing another threat crawling toward their valuable crops in
the form of numerous, hungry pests.
Seep water from the Mississippi leaves farmers months behind
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — High Mississippi River levels are leaving surrounding fields
soaked in water and unable to be worked, leaving farmers months behind and losing
money, Robert Goodson, Phillips County extension agent for the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture, said.
Arkansas flood control efforts include rolled irrigation pipe
McGEHEE, Ark. – Plastic tubing, often used to bring water into farm fields, is now
being used to help keep flood water out of homes and roadways. Those who have tried
using the pipe – ubiquitous in Arkansas row-crop country during the growing season
– have had mixed results.
Egan investigates how plants maintain health by repairing damaged proteins
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Martin Egan, assistant professor of plant pathology at the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has been awarded a three-year, $426,000
grant by the National Institutes of Health to investigate proteostasis — research
that may have implications for human and plant health.
Floodwaters may create health issues for cattle
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Flooding across the state is creating new potential health issues
for cattle. Floods have the potential to expose cattle to organisms from upstream
soils, animals swept away by flood water and industrial contaminants, not to mention
what can come out of flooded sewers.
Big jump in Arkansas peanut acreage banking on new buying points within state JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas may soon see its biggest year in peanut production since
the U.S. Department of Agriculture began tracking the crop in the state in 2015,
as respond to anticipated new buying points and a shelling facility within the next
Rural economic development program now interviewing business owners
LITTLE ROCK – A pilot program focused on economic development in six rural Arkansas
counties has moved on to its second phase: interviewing business owners involved in
retail, entertainment, accommodations and tourism.
Controlling weeds a challenge during a ‘crazy’ growing season
MARIANNA, Ark. -- A late planting season and a spring of wild weather has Arkansas
cropland under multiple threats. Among the biggest concerns is the inevitable arrival
of problem weeds and how best to control them as the summer progresses.