Regional Farm News

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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...
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Wheat Freeze Damage Update, Management and Haylage

Reports of no freeze damage received early last week (3/20) were replaced with reports of slight to severe freeze damage by the end of the week (3/24)...
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Large Amounts Of Stored Surplus Grain Need Attention With Safety In Mind

The perfect storm exists for more grain bin accidents in 2017 since farmers are storing more grain on-farm than ever before, says University of Missou...
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Pigposium III offers solutions and hope for some farmers

Pigweed (Palmer Amaranth) has become the scourge of Arkansas row crop farmers. In 1996 it was thought that the weed’s yield stealing reign of terror...
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First Arkansas Rice Update released!

How Much Rice for 2017? My current prediction is 1.2 million acres of rice in Arkansas for 2017.  That’s probably more of a ceiling than a middle o...