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March 31, 2023
Women's History Month: Division of Agriculture celebrates women in leadership
LITTLE ROCK — As part of Women’s History Month, the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture is highlighting women making an impact in research, youth
development, public policy and family and consumer sciences in the state.
Congressional Review Act not the end of the road for WOTUS
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Congressional Review Act aimed at overturning the Environmental
Protection’s latest definition of waters of the United States is a novel tactic that
may spawn some “interesting implications,” said Brigit Rollins, staff attorney for
the National Agricultural Law Center.
March 29, 2023
Master Gardener plant sales offer wide selection for green thumbs
LITTLE ROCK — For gardeners of all skill levels and ages, Master Gardener plant sales
offer a wide variety of plants for purchase.
New Jackson County Extension Center to focus on farmers
NEWPORT, Ark. — The Jackson County Extension Center, the newest facility dedicated
to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission of public education,
was designed to put farmers first.
March 28, 2023
April 5 webinar to focus on National Ag Law Center’s partner and outreach expansion
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — An April 5 webinar will be all about the future for a one-of-a-kind
institution that has served public, private, legal and other agricultural and food
industry professionals for nearly 40 years.
March 22, 2023
Texas federal court grants WOTUS injunction for two states; two more requests pending
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A federal court has halted implementation of the Environmental
Protection Agency’s new rule defining waters of the United States, and two more injunction
requests are pending in cases involving 25 states, including Arkansas, said Brigit
Rollins, National Agricultural Law Center staff attorney.
March 21, 2023
NALC, AALA 'Growing Careers' webinar will feature career, professional advice for
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — When it comes to giving career advice, Ebony Woodruff, APLC — legislator, consul, Master Gardener and the speaker for the March 29 “Growing Careers”
webinar for law students — has a lot to offer.
March 20, 2023
Arkansas native elected next president of Southern Agricultural Economics Association
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Starting next year, John Anderson will be in a position to provide
strategic guidance to the Southern Agriculture Economics Association, an organization
he says has helped shape him professionally for more than two decades.
Save money and avoid food waste during No Waste Week
LITTLE ROCK — Throwing out wasted food can quickly add up, both in the garbage can
and the wallet. During No Waste Week from March 20-24, save money and cut down on
food waste by planning meals, safely storing food and getting creative with leftovers.
March 17, 2023
Red clover extract improved food intake of sheep on toxic tall fescue
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Research conducted by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station
using a red clover extract in feed shows promise in offsetting some of the adverse
effects of tall fescue toxicosis in livestock, a problem with an estimated $1 billion
impact in decreased production.
Arkansas field studies show strengths of alternative fertilizer for corn, rice and
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Struvite, the same substance that makes up kidney stones and
irritates sewage plant operators, could be an effective alternative to using a limited
supply of mined phosphate for crop fertilizer.
March 16, 2023
Legal challenges may dam WOTUS rule before it flows, NALC attorney says
UNDATED — A pending U.S. Supreme Court decision “is the ticking time bomb” for the
Environmental Protection Agency’s new Waters of the United States rule, said Brigit
Rollins, staff attorney for the National Agricultural Law Center.
March 16, 2023
High tunnel workshop offers to cover basics, advanced horticulture production topics
HOPE, Ark. — Arkansans interested in taking their horticultural cultivation skills
in a new direction are invited to attend a free workshop covering the basics of high
Farm-focused conservation research programs in four states to present updates in March
LITTLE ROCK — For more than a decade, the Discovery Farms program has tested and researched
conservation practices on working farms under real-life conditions in Arkansas, Minnesota,
Vermont and Wisconsin.
CDC study reveals mental health crisis among high school students; tips for parents
LITTLE ROCK — Many of today’s teenagers are facing a mental health crisis. A new study
by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that in 2021, 42 percent
of high school students experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness,
including 57 percent of teenage girls.
Extension family life specialist says building trust key to helping troubled teens
LITTLE ROCK — Building trust with teens is critical for parents to help children through
troubled times, said Brittney Schrick, extension assistant professor and family life
specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Overnight freezing poses potential damage to Arkansas fruit
LITTLE ROCK — With the official start to spring less than a week away, winter is throwing
one last curveball at fruit growers in Arkansas and the surrounding region.
March 10, 2023
Extension plans soil health workshops for specialty crop growers
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Specialists with the University of Arkansas System Division of
Agriculture will lead a four-part workshop series in Northwest Arkansas to help fruit
and vegetable growers understand soil health on their farms and how to improve it.
March 9, 2023
NALC’s Brown: State, federal lawmakers zero in on foreign ownership of U.S. farmland
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — When it comes to foreign ownership of agricultural land in the
United States, legislatures at both the state and federal levels are asking “how much
is too much?”
Arkansas to lead $5 million grant-established center to advance robotics in poultry
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Researchers in Arkansas and two other states will be using a
$5 million grant to increase use of artificial intelligence and robotics in chicken
processing to reduce waste in deboning and detect pathogens.
Arkansas 4-H teams test robotics skills with submersible robots at SeaPerch Challenge
LITTLE ROCK — For Arkansas 4-H’ers, the SeaPerch Challenge is an opportunity to practice
their skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — and work as a team
to solve problems.
March 8, 2023
Ag communications researchers aim to enhance industry’s connection with consumers
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Understanding how food and agriculture blogs are used can help
improve how industry communicators talk to consumers, said Jefferson Miller, professor
of agricultural communications.
March 7, 2023
Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame inducts new honorees; Three of five inductees have
LITTLE ROCK — Jessie “J.D.” Vaught of Horatio, Arkansas, a pioneer in contract livestock production
in the state, was thrilled to learn a few months ago that he would be inducted into
the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame. He passed away in late 2022, but not without
knowing that he and his life’s work would be celebrated.
As rainfall patterns become more extreme, pasture managers will need to become increasingly
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Average temperatures in Arkansas have risen about 0.5 degrees
over the past two decades, according to the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies.
One result of this has been more extreme patterns of rainfall and drought. Dirk Philipp,
associate professor of forage agronomy for the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture, said these changes in rainfall patterns typically have a variety of
effects — particularly on agriculture.
Poultry science grad students earn awards for research presentations at international
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Poultry vaccine research using a technique similar to allergy
testing in humans and a project to discern the digestibility of phosphorus from meat
and bone have earned two student scientists recognition at the International Poultry
Culinary competition heats up at Mid-South 4-H Food Pantry challenge
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Youth from four states met in Memphis, Tennessee, this past weekend
for a culinary showdown at the Mid-South 4-H Food Pantry Competition. Their mission:
to create a nutritious, delicious and economical entrée using food pantry staples
— in less than 45 minutes.
UAM college rodeo athlete ropes acting job
MONTICELLO, Ark. — The trophies and first-place belt buckles mark Morgan Harrington
as a fierce competitor, but one win she didn’t see coming was beating out 22,000 other
hopefuls for a role in “Heart of a Champion,” a movie about barrel racing released
National Ag Law Center webinar to explore history, definition of WOTUS
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Defining water is one thing. Defining “waters of the United States,”
or WOTUS, has proven to be a multi-agency, multi-decade struggle.
High-tech cameras focused on chicken breast defect detection
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Some research for poultry processing automation is more than
meets the eye.
Farming opportunity seekers network with farmers March 9 in Fayetteville
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — People seeking experience on a working farm will have a chance
to meet with farmers at a Center for Arkansas Farms and Food networking event on March 9.
Turfgrass foundation presents award of excellence to researcher for graduate-level
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Musser International Turfgrass Foundation presented its 2023
Musser Award of Excellence to horticulture researcher Wendell Hutchens for his graduate-level
contributions to the turfgrass industry.
Arkansas 4-H members visit Capitol to see government in action
Arkansas lawmakers were seeing green Tuesday when Arkansas 4-H members showed up en
masse at the Capitol for a day of learning about the state government and meeting
Well Rooted Homesteading Conference draws 200-plus farmers, families for workshops
on sustainable living
ASHDOWN, Ark. — Hundreds of farmers, growers and home gardeners gathered at Cossatot
Community College for the Well Rooted Homesteading Conference, to hear experts lead
workshops focused on sustainable living and ask questions about managing their own