Angela DeLille has been hired as the manager of government and regulatory affairs at Cox Communications in Springdale. She previously worked for the Arkansas State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas.
Arkansas had nearly 38,000 acres devoted to catfish farming as recently as 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. In July, the statistics service reported that Arkansas farmers had scaled back operations to 4,900 acres.
Arkansas farmers and landowners in 27 eligible counties have until June 10 to apply for $2.5 million now available through the USDA's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) aimed at curtailing climate change.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday that 10 states have been selected to take part in SNAP to Skills, a first-of-its-kind, peer-to-peer effort to help state agencies design improved employment and training programs for adults participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in order to help them find employment and ultimately move off the SNAP program.
Zachary Taylor has been named agricultural economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Little Rock. He most recently served as director of marketing for the Arkansas Agriculture Department.
Many Arkansans are looking skyward, eager to see migrating ducks from the north flying though the state when hunting season opens in November.
Many other Arkansans are looking in the same direction, but with anxiety rather than eagerness.
Preventing the spread of the disease sometimes comes down to the basics of biosecurity, the concept of ensuring the safety and well-being of a flock by curbing the disease’s introduction in the first place.
Farmers increasingly look to expand the scope of their operations by purchasing ground, entering into traditional rental agreements with landowners or forging managerial relationships. However the method, the result is that fewer farmers are farming more acres today than a generation ago.