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Insects : Fire ants may be hitching rides in imported hay

Red imported fire ants are an invasive species that were unintentionally introduced to Alabama from South America during the 1940’s. Since then,...
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Missouri : Child farm fatalities bring community together on safety

The people of the Fortuna and Versailles areas know what a farm tragedy feels like. In the last few years, Mennonite families there lost two children ...
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Insects : Don’t confuse cutworm with army worms

We’ve had a pretty good run of cutworms in some fields, but we’ve also had some mistaken identity where army worms have actually been the problem....
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Trade : Amidst uncertainty with China, rice sees possibilities

U.S. trade with China returned to the headlines this week after a weekend of talks between the U.S. and Chinese governments.  U.S. Treasury Secretary...
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Gardening : Rose of Sharon varieties give options

One day right after we moved to Mississippi, I got a call from a homeowner with a question about her althea plant. I was stumped, but soon found that ...
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Bugs : Insect borne diseases on the rise

Louisiana is known for its picturesque swamps and marshes, but these places are also home to the state’s “unofficial” state bird — the mosquit...
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Cattle : ‘GoGREEN’ program tags calves raised with best management practices

Cattle buyers looking for the best Arkansas livestock may need to look no further than the green ear tag awarded as part of the Natural State Precondi...
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Hunting : Rare bird shows up in goose hunters’ harvest

When Hunter Stafford and Chase Milligan examined their take following some January goose hunting in Lincoln County, they noticed something wasn’t qu...
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USA Rice : Farm Bill fails in House

Despite a committed effort by USA Rice Federation members to urge members of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R 2, the 2018 Farm Bill, the ...
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Environmentalism : Volunteers sought for Bayou Bartholomew cleanup

The world’s longest bayou could use a little help on Saturday, May 26, from litter-removing volunteers to help keep the waterway from suffering a si...