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Prospective Plantings Report: Corn, cotton to see Arkansas acres jump; soybeans, rice,
JONESBORO, Ark. – The expected large increases in corn and cotton acres in Arkansas
in Friday’s Prospective Plantings report are the bright spots overlaying the uncertainty
surrounding trade talks between the U.S. and China, and the long shadow the trade
dispute has cast over American soybeans.
Division of Agriculture to begin breeding new lines of BASF rice with Provisia®traits
LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will begin
breeding new lines of Provisia rice varieties, which uses non-GMO herbicide-resistant
traits developed by BASF.
Division of Agriculture takes action to address mental health, suicide in rural communities
LITTLE ROCK – Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
have shown that American workers in the farming, fishing and forestry industries have
some of the highest suicide rates of any professional group. The University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture is taking steps to address mental health in rural communities.
April 29 Moms on the Farm Tour will offer insight, education for mothers
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – From feeding dairy calves to meeting full grown beef cattle,
Arkansas moms will get the complete farm life experience at this year’s Moms on the
Cooperative Extension Service offers tips for ‘Living Well’ every month of the year
LITTLE ROCK – Raising kids, eating right, spending smart, living well – these are
all things we want for ourselves and our families. The Living Well campaign, a product
of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, is designed
to encourage Americans throughout the country to pursue those goals through education
With first week of blue skies, fieldwork begins in earnest
PIGGOTT, Ark. – Throughout the Arkansas Delta, growers have eyed the first relatively
dry week of weather since last September with cautious optimism.
ASMSA senior takes Soybean Science Challenge Award award at West Central Science Fair
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – A high school senior attending the Arkansas School for Mathematics,
Sciences and the Arts has won the Soybean Science Challenge at the 2019 West Central
Science Fair, held at ASMSA on February 21.
Cooperative Extension Service’s obesity reduction efforts help put Lake Village in
the running for national prize
LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. – A national health foundation has named an obesity reduction and
health program supported by the Chicot County Cooperative Extension as one of 12 finalists
for national recognition.
Division of Ag researchers plan to expand tick study in effort to provide clearer
image of disease prevalence in state
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of
Agriculture plan to expand a state-wide tick collection effort that began in 2017.
Division of Agriculture, Adisseo expand animal nutrition research collaboration
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and
Adisseo, a France-based animal nutrition company, have entered into an agreement to
expand collaborative research in poultry health and nutrition that began last fall.
St. Francis County ready for next step in Arkansas Delta Region Obesity Project
FORREST CITY, Ark. – Setting and prioritizing goals are the next steps as St. Francis
County moves forward in its participation in the Arkansas Delta Region Obesity Project,
Producers, extension agents brace for possible return of buffalo gnat outbreaks in
DEWITT, Ark. — Livestock producers and Cooperative Extension Service agents in Arkansas
County are bracing for another possible outbreak of southern buffalo gnats. In 2018,
such an outbreak, which lasted from about March 15 to about April 15, caused the death
of about 100 domesticated animals and at least 280 deer in the area.
Kellogg’s plans to contract Titan rice for some of its grain source
STUTTGART, Ark. — Kellogg Company announced in December that it will accept contracts
of Titan rice for a portion of its 2019 volume of rice for cereal, said Bob Scott,
director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Rice Research
and Extension Center.
‘GoGreen’, Division of Agriculture’s preconditioned calf program, helps cattle producers
earn top dollar at sale barns
LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is helping
cattle producers in the state gain a leg up in their marketing efforts through education
on the industry’s best management practices for cow-calf operations.
Free, voluntary platform designed to aid applicator stewardship and producer protection
now available; may help reduce impacts of off-target pesticide movement
LITTLE ROCK – As spring rolls toward Arkansas and growers begin to approach their
planting dates, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is encouraging
growers throughout the state to make use a new program designed to help them identify
herbicide-sensitive crops, and adjust their spraying accordingly.
Property rights of landowners explained in March 20 webinar
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Right of way agreements and eminent domain could allow for powerline
or pipeline companies to enter, or even seize, privately owned land. When a company
is seeking such agreements, it’s important for landowners to know their rights.
Controlling broomsedge on pastures
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Those pesky brown broomsedge stems — the things that crop up
in abandoned and ill-managed pastures — can cause years of strife for any farmer.
But there are many preventative measures that growers can take.
Over-seeding old pastures
LITTLE ROCK — Perennial pastures usually take a lot of money and hard work to establish,
but years of use can lead to various problems including overgrazing and weed infestations.
But there are ways to freshen up your “out of shape” pastures.
Forecast rains likely to further delay field work, spring planting
STUTTGART, Ark. – For many Arkansas farms, whether row crop or livestock, the view
is the same: water, mud and more water.
Matt Fryer new Division of Agriculture soil instructor
LITTLE ROCK— Matt Fryer made the trek from Little Rock to Marianna, Arkansas, on Feb.
21 to attend the county soybean production meeting to introduce himself and offer
his services to county agents as the new University of Arkansas System Division of
Agriculture soil instructor.
Food animal wellbeing forum set for March 28 at Russellville
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For ranchers and other animal food producers, the wellbeing of
their herds and stock is at the core of every choice they make. The upcoming Current
issues and Advances in Food Animal Wellbeing Forum, scheduled for March 28 in Russellville,
Arkansas, is designed to address many of the day-to-day decisions that play into achieving
a desirable outcome.
Vines Center takes home five Best of Biz awards
LITTLE ROCK — With 228 acres of meadow and forestland, a six-acre lake, a pool and
ropes course, the Vines Center isn’t your typical workplace. Even so, voters in the
2018 Arkansas Business best of Biz Awards named it as the Best Place for a Business
Conference/Meeting, as well as four other first place honors.
Division of Agriculture agronomists named researchers of the year at conservation
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— Two University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture agronomists
were recognized for their efforts in cotton and rice research at the National Conservation
Systems Cotton and Rice Conference.
Registration for Spring Walk Across Arkansas opens March 11; start walking March 25
LITTLE ROCK – Can eight weeks change your life and improve your health? Taking part
in Walk Across Arkansas might just do that, say organizers of the statewide public