Tagged: u.s. department of agriculture

Recent Rains Put Damper on Arkansas Wheat Harvest

by Associated Press 6/15/2015 8:48 am

Rains across Arkansas have put a damper on the 2015 wheat harvest in the state.

Poultry Flock Health Tied to Biosecurity

by Sean Beherec 4/13/2015 12:00 am

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.

More Rice, Fewer Farms

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

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.

Specialty Chicken Roosts In Southwest Arkansas

by Rob Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

A poultry company outside Arkadelphia has partnered with several southwest Arkansas counties to hatch, grow and process a “specialty chicken” popular in Asian markets across the western United States.

U.S. Farmers Expected To See 32 Percent Drop in Income in 2015

by Associated Press 2/12/2015 1:11 pm

Net income for farmers is expected to fall by nearly 32 percent this year as corn and soybean prices remain low and expenses creep higher, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a report Tuesday.

UAPB, UA Receive $2.2M in Grants

by Lee Hogan 11/12/2014 9:48 am

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the flagship institution of the UA System, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, have received a combined $2.2 million in grant funding this week.

Catfish Needs USDA Inspections (Letter to the Editor)

by Brad Graham 4/29/2013 12:00 am

While many accusations have been leveled at the domestic catfish industry and its pursuit of U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections, the intent of the U.S. catfish industry has always been very clear: consumer safety.

Arkansas Farmers Face New Challenges with Climate Change

by Jan Cottingham 3/18/2013 12:00 am

While the U.S. Department of Agriculture warns of "overall detrimental effects" stemming from climate change by the middle of this century, some farmers reject that cause, saying when it comes to the weather, all bets are off.

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