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Arkansas : Veterinary medicine loan repayment program open through March 16

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $5.7 million in available funding t...
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To stretch short hay supply, ‘feed less, need less’

As winter feeding season continues with a forecast of Arctic weather in February, cow herd owners face dwindling hay supplies.   Eric Bailey, Uni...
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Arkansas : Four counties come together to help cattle farmers prep for the spring

Four Arkansas counties are coming together once again to help farmers prepare their herds for the upcoming spring season.   The North Central Ark...
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Controlling winter weeds in summer pastures

When discussing weed control in perennial warm-season pastures, the focus is usually on warm-season broadleaf weeds, such as ragweed or broomweed, or ...
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Mississippi : Extension veterinarian assists practitioners

The volunteer efforts of Dr. Carla Huston have helped veterinarians and animal rescuers in Mississippi save and treat hundreds of livestock and pets a...
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Louisiana : Clover can improve pastures

An LSU AgCenter forage specialist said cattle producers should consider planting clover in pastures because of its advantages as a food source.  ...
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Missouri : Study shows danger of short grazing toxic fescue pasture

New forage research gives reason to not graze toxic fescue grass too short. The bottom 2 inches of infected grass holds highest levels of the alkaloid...
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Tennessee : Keep your horses healthy this Winter

As the winter months approach, it is important to consider the impact of winter weather on equine management practices. Often, horses acclimate well t...
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Arkansas : Planting depth crucial for forage establishment

Just below the surface there is a fierce competition waging between plants for survival. Soil variability and the diversity of desired and undesired p...
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Arkansas : Governor Hutchinson declares November 19-26 as “Turkey Week”

During a ceremony today at the State Capitol, Governor Hutchinson joined agriculture leaders, industry partners, and students from Arkansas 4H and FFA...