Tagged: arkansas agriculture department

Government Not the First Rodeo for Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward

by Rick Fahr 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Wes Ward hails from Lake City, and he has degrees in agriculture and agriculture and food law. He served on U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford’s staff.

Arkansas Agriculture Department Plans Century Farm Program

by Associated Press 1/27/2015 7:54 am

Applications are being accepted for a program that honors Arkansas families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years.

Agriculture Agencies Distributing Draft Grain Buyer Legislation

by Lee Hogan 11/6/2014 11:02 am

State agriculture agencies are floating draft legislation that would require grain buyers to be licensed in the state before conducting business.

Arkansas Agriculture Official Announces Retirement

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2014 3:18 pm

The Arkansas Agriculture Department has announced the retirement of Secretary of Agriculture Butch Calhoun. Calhoun's retirement becomes effective Dec. 31.

Farmers Markets Sprout In Arkansas' Urban Areas

by Jan Cottingham 3/24/2014 12:00 am

Farmers markets have mushroomed in Arkansas in the last couple of decades. "The whole buying local concept was just starting to take off," says Zachary Taylor of the Arkansas Agriculture Department. "Now, it’s really grown by leaps and bounds."

Arkansas Agriculture Department Project Documents Family Farms

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2013 12:00 am

Farms that have been worked by members of the same family for more than 100 years are, however, being documented and recognized by the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Century Farms Project.