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Animal scientists pioneer new methods for culturing swine gut microbiomes
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station scientists have developed
bacterial cultivation methods to isolate different bacteria from pigs. These methods
could be used to culture beneficial bacteria in swine intestinal, or gut, microbiomes
that can serve as probiotics to protect or improve the health of pigs.
‘Experience Arkansas Agriculture’ campaign aims to connect farmers and consumers
LITTLE ROCK — The Cooperative Extension Service has developed a series of videos intended
to help growers develop stronger connections to both existing and potential customers.
Foreign ownership of U.S. farmland is focus of Oct. 20 webinar
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Several states have enacted laws or introduced legislation to
limit foreign ownership of farmland in the United States. The National Agricultural
Law Center will provide a status report on those laws during a webinar on Oct. 20.
Bobbitt names Division of Agriculture veteran Culver as interim chief
LITTLE ROCK (Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2021) — University of Arkansas System President Dr.
Donald R. Bobbitt today named longtime Division of Agriculture executive Chuck Culver
as interim vice president of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
Phillips County soybean grower sets new yield record: 130 bushels per acre
LITTLE ROCK — Phillips County soybean producer Neil Culp has set a record for soybean
yield, recording 130.784 bushels per acre in the annual Grow for the Green Soybean
As cool weather descends, cotton growers enter the ‘waiting game’ phase
LITTLE ROCK — As overnight low temperatures fell into the 50s throughout much of Arkansas
this week, cotton growers began doing the math.
Researchers pursue best procedures to keep dine-in customers safe from COVID-19
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas researchers are working to answer one of the leading
questions on Americans’ minds as the country struggles to recover from the ordeal
of COVID-19: Is it safe to eat out?
Virtual Rice and Soybean Field Day scheduled for Oct. 7
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Research advancements in rice and soybeans, two of the top agricultural commodities
in Arkansas, will be the focus of a virtual field day 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, presented
by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Into the night: Shedding light on nocturnal pollinators
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — For millions of years, there has been a night shift at work pollinating
flowering plants and fruit trees. But only recently have they started to get a little
credit for their contributions to agriculture.
Cooperative Extension Service providing webinar to explain low-impact development
LITTLE ROCK — As cities, towns and other metropolitan areas in Arkansas continue to
grow, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is working to help
developers and planners keep water quality in mind.
Dollars and Sense webinars address cow-calf producers concerns
LITTLE ROCK — As cow-calf producers continue to face market volatility made worse
by the COVID-19 pandemic, managing risk is more important than ever. Two upcoming
webinars from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will shed
some light on what cattle producers might expect in the coming fall marketing season
and strategies for managing risk.
Former Cooperative Extension Service agent named to USDA pecan board
TEXARKANA, Ark. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed a retired Miller
County extension agent to the newly-formed American Pecan Promotion Board.
Rainey appointed assistant VP, will aid economic development, broadband, diversity
efforts for UA System Division of Agriculture
LITTLE ROCK — Ron Rainey, a professor and extension economist, has been appointed
assistant vice president for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
NIFA grant brings microscopic images into sharp focus for research, teaching
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Microscopic images will now be sharper without distracting and
distorting out-of-focus light for researchers, scientists and students in multiple
academic disciplines in the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the University
of Arkansas’ Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.
Five takeaways from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s 2021
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A three-year research and evaluation project has shown there
are two varieties of hops that can be grown successfully in Arkansas, said Renee Threlfall,
Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station research scientist, during the 2021 Arkansas
National, state champion persimmon tree returns to live another day
MONTICELLO, Ark. — A craftsman’s regret over an unfulfilled promise has given the
remains of a one-time state and national champion persimmon tree a new life at the
College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources on the University of Arkansas
at Monticello campus.
Sharp increases in wheat inputs, falling futures markets complicate planting decisions
LITTLE ROCK — After reaching a $7.48 high in mid-August, the July wheat futures market
fell to below $7 this week, and the outlook for the commodity’s profit margin is mixed
Hammerhead worms found in multiple Arkansas counties
LITTLE ROCK — Hammerhead worms, an invasive species of terrestrial flatworms, have
been confirmed in at least 10 counties in Arkansas. While gardeners who discover them
should not hesitate to kill them, experts with the Division of Agriculture caution
against cutting them with a trowel — the worms can reproduce by fragmentation, and
this will only double your problems.
Arkansas entomologists publish book about the impacts of 5 insects on human history
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — If you’re happy about reading this story in English instead of
French, thank a mosquito.
Farm School open house set for Sept. 13 at Center for Arkansas Farms and Food
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Center for Arkansas Farms and Food’s Farm School will host an open house for the 2022 session of its Farm School program on Monday,
Sept. 13, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Erratic weather, multiple pathogens may lurk behind ‘overnight flagging of oaks’ LITTLE ROCK — 2021 has been tough on a lot of species, and Arkansas’ oaks are no exception,
with leaves that have turned brown, look scorched and seemed to flag overnight.
Moving sheep frequently benefits animal health, cool-season forages
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — It doesn’t take a champion mutton buster to know that sheep graze
differently from cattle, although the underlying forage base is typically the same.
Can an app teach children financial skills?
LITTLE ROCK — Can children learn to manage money with an app?
Arkansas rice moves toward harvest, escaping the worst of Ida’s potential
LITTLE ROCK — Despite a year featuring record flooding events, heavy insect pressure
and a near brush with a recent hurricane, Arkansas rice is moving toward a harvest
that may see near-record yields on par with the last several years.
Plan ahead for fall management of pastures
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — With autumn just around the corner, ranchers and pasture managers
should consider a few actions that can extend the grazing season, making the best
of the available forage base until next spring.
Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station meat researchers recognized by Arkansas Cattlemen's Association for education efforts
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Two animal science researchers with the Arkansas Agricultural
Experiment Station were recognized by the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association for their
work to educate current and future ranchers on ways to improve meat quality.
National Ag Law Center welcomes two new staff attorneys
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — To further its mission and better serve stakeholders, the National
Agricultural Law Center has hired two new staff attorneys, Jana Caracciolo and Samantha
Mikolajczyk, both with backgrounds in agriculture.
Farmland preservation through conservation easements to be focus of Sept. 15 webinar
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The nation’s farmland is facing constant and increasing pressure
from development — especially in densely populated areas — with farm acreage declining
by nearly 10 million acres from 2007-17, according to Census of Agriculture.
Cochran, head of UA System’s Division of Agriculture, announces retirement
LITTLE ROCK — After guiding the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
through a decade of growth, vice president for agriculture, Dr. Mark J. Cochran, will
retire effective Sept. 30.