Rural Lifestyle

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Arkansas Agriculture Department opens 2018 Century Farm Program through May

The Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Arkansas Century Farm program. Arkansas Century Farm families hav...
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Mississippi : Weather patterns impact pond levels

Terms like climate change or global warming may elicit different responses depending on your political viewpoints, but one thing is certain: Our weath...
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Don’t waste wood stove ashes

Ashes produced by wood-burning fireplaces or stoves are an excellent example of the idiom “don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater,” says Un...
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Plant roses in winter for beautiful blooms later

Now is an excellent time to consider adding roses to your landscape. For many gardeners, particularly those just getting into roses, a rose is a rose....
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Workshop helps beginning farmers, ranchers, military veterans

Openings remain for free Feb. 13 and March 7 workshops to help beginning farmers and ranchers, including military veterans, learn about resources offe...
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Be patient assessing plant damage after a hard freeze

What a crazy month we’ve had to start off 2018 as “Freeze-mageddon” came blowing through with several nights of temperatures in the 20s or worse...
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Easy on the salt: Winter walkways, safety and water quality

When wintry precipitation creeps into the forecast, shovels should be the first choice for keeping walkways safe and slip-free, say water quality expe...
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Arkansas : Complete beekeeping short course offered in January

The Complete Beekeeping Short Course, offered in January by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will teach everything needed to...
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APHIS, wildlife services to begin field trials on feral swine toxic bait

In November, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) accomplished two key tasks as part of its efforts to evaluate an oral toxic b...
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What to know when negotiating a land transaction

When negotiating a land transaction, be sure you know what you are buying. Addressing the following economic considerations, while not a comprehensive...