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20
Mar
2015
RFD TV features Rice Research Verification Program’s successes
Author: Kim Rowe, Program Associate

Recently, a segment highlighting the successful Arkansas Rice Research Verification Program was featured on RFD TV, rural America’s television network.  Ralph Mazzanti, the program’s coordinator spoke about the program’s mission, function, and future for Arkansas’ rice farmers and the recent success of the program last growing season in Chicot County. The segment on RFD TV […]

06
Mar
2015
Irrigation Expo set for March 10, 2015 at Stuttgart
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts: Arkansas Irrigation Expo rescheduled March 10 at Stuttgart Agenda covers pumping, remote sensing, cover crops and more Event to be held at Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart Arkansas Irrigation Expo set for March 10 at Stuttgart LITTLE ROCK – Organizers have set a new date – March 10 – for the Arkansas Irrigation […]

08
Jan
2015
Six Farm Bill webinars scheduled during January
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The first in a series of Farm Bill webinars that will extend through March, each covering a different facet of law and its effects on farming in Arkansas, have been scheduled through the month of January. The webinars will be hosted by experts from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Farm […]

11
Nov
2014
Nov. 19 webinar will provide background and status of GMO labeling laws
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, and whether food labels should note their presence in products, has become a center of a heated debate among consumers, the food industry and lawmakers. “This is a controversial topic that has big implications for the food system,” said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law […]

24
Oct
2014
Farm Bill workshops for crop producers
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

October 22, 2014  FSA, Division of Ag offer dozen-plus Farm Bill workshops for crop producers Fast Facts More than a dozen Farm Bill workshops planned across Arkansas Learn to use web-based decision tools Includes discussion of Yield Update, Base Reallocation, ARC, PLC, and SCO LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas crop producers will have more than a […]

09
Aug
2013
Smartphone apps and web applications available from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Author: Dharmendra Saraswat, Extension Engineer-Geospatial Technologies

Recently, the apps that are currently available or are in development were unveiled at the Rice Expo in Stuttgart.  The following is an overview of each app and its function: Corn Advisor – Created in collaboration with Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist and Extension Soil Scientist Leo Espinoza, this a 24/7, pocket […]

28
Mar
2013
Prospective Plantings report: Ark cotton, rice acres down
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Arkansas’ cotton acres were expected to plummet, and rice acres to shrink slightly in 2013, but winter wheat and corn would expand, according to the “Prospective Plantings” report issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report indicated what producers’ intentions for their farmland were when they were asked in early March.  “Given the […]

26
Oct
2012
Gulf dead zone, fracking on Nov. 8 water law conference agenda
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico and fracking are on the agenda for the Nov. 8 “Water: The Choices: Water Law and Policy Conference” being held at the C.A. Vine Arkansas 4-H Center. The conference keynote speaker is Joseph Dellapenna, law professor at Villanova University, a co-author of “Water and Water Rights,” the […]

24
Aug
2012
Soybean Podcast: Early soybean harvest
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Combines all over the state have been busy as we enter peak harvest season. In this week’s soybean podcast county agent Robert Goodson shares with us a report on what this early harvest can come to mean for our producers this season. View Podcast

15
Dec
2011
Conference focuses on Arkansas soybean research
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

By Fred Miller, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Communications STUTTGART, Ark. — The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board is funding more than 35 research projects aimed at increasing or protecting crop yields for Arkansas growers, said Lanny Ashlock, assistant vice president for special programs for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the […]