Tagged: u.s. department of agriculture

USDA Awards $481K to Arkansas Project to Recruit Farmers

by Associated Press 8/17/2016 12:34 pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded nearly a half million dollars to an east Arkansas project aimed at supporting new farmers and ranchers.

UAMS Announces $1.6M in Grants From USDA

by Associated Press 5/25/2016 12:26 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says the U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $1.6 million in grants for simulation programs targeting improved health care in the Arkansas Delta.

Rice Planting Surges Ahead of 5-Year Average, Approaches Record Acreage

by Ryan McGeeney, UA System Division of Agriculture 5/19/2016 12:55 pm

Arkansas growers report having nearly 100 percent of planned rice planting complete. The state could potentially exceed 2010 record of more than 1.7 million acres of rice.

Applications For $2.5M In USDA Funds Due June 10

by Sarah Campbell 5/18/2016 1:33 pm

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.

Arkansas 1 of 10 States Selected by USDA for Employment Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2016 11:29 am

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.

USDA Adds Zachary Taylor to Conservation Service (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

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.

Arkansas Receives Federal Funds for Forest Restoration

by Associated Press 2/19/2016 9:47 am

Federal officials say more than $668,000 has been awarded for forest restoration in western Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Nutrition Buzz: Breaking Down the Buzzwords

by Fit Staff 1/14/2016 12:00 am

These terms and phrases are served up in any healthy conversation about diet and nutrition. Here's a digest of what they mean.

Allens Inc. Cited by USDA for Unpaid Produce

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Bankrupt Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for failing to pay for $9.8 million worth of produce.

Arkansas Poultry Industry Braces for Bird Flu

by Marty Cook 10/12/2015 12:00 am

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.

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 Foodbank Announces New Summer Feeding Sites

by Lauren James 4/10/2013 8:00 am

The Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, will participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program this summer by sponsoring five summer feeding sites around central Arkansas.

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.