Regional Farm News

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Management of Late Season Johnsongrass

Questions continue to arise on management of glyphosate-resistant (GR) Johnsongrass in corn, soybean and cotton. GR Johnsongrass continues to become m...
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Number of active cotton gins in Arkansas on the rise

While the number of cotton gins has broadly declined in Arkansas since 2000, the number of active gins increased by five in 2016 to 31, said Scott Sti...
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After the flood, read label before reapplying herbicide

Flooded farm fields present challenges for effective weed control, said Bob Scott, extension weed scientist for the University of Arkansas System Divi...
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NRCS Provides Technical Assistance to Landowners for Flooding and Other Natural Disasters

The Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) is designed to help people and conserve natural resources by relieving imminent hazards to life and p...
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Delta Row Crop Farmers Mike and Mikey Taylor Use Cover Crops to Keep their Farm Productive

Mike Taylor and his son Mikey Taylor, Jr., are producers with a long farming lineage in the Arkansas Delta.   Mike’s grandfather started farmin...
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Armor Bank Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Grand Opening

Formerly Forrest City Bank, Armor Bank held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, April 13 as part of a week-long grand opening celebration.   Custo...
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Arkansas Rice Report: Optimism increases as planters roll

Through today (4/07/17) Arkansas has around 30% of rice acres planted throughout the state.  The warm, windy conditions are drying out many locations...
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USDA seeks project proposals to protect and restore critical wetlands

Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young recently announced the USDA is investing up to $15 million in technical and financial assistance to ...
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Online database can help ag professionals, homeowners diagnose herbicide injury to plants

Agriculture professionals and homeowners now have an online reference if they suspect their plants have sustained injury from herbicides.   KNOW ...
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Mizzou part of $6.6 million research project on cover crops

University of Missouri is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through cover crops. Rob Myers, MU adjunct associate profe...