Tagged: usda

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, Arkansas Children's Receive $1.4M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2016 10:21 am

Scientists at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have received a $1.4 million grant from the USDA to find out why obesity rates in Arkansas are among the worst in the nation, the organizations announced in a news release Wednesday.

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.

Arkansas' Planted Cotton Acreage Sinks to Record Low

by Alexis Hosticka 6/25/2015 11:06 am

Arkansas' cotton acres are expected to sink to below 200,000 acres due to weather delays and depressed prices. The previous record low is 310,000 acres, set in 2013.

USDA Says China Stopping Imports of Arkansas Fowl

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 7:20 am

Federal agriculture officials told members of Arkansas' congressional delegation Tuesday that China has stopped importing the state's poultry products.

Arkansas Farmers Harvest Record Soybean, Corn, Rice Crops

by Jan Cottingham 11/9/2012 4:27 pm

Despite summer's punishing drought, Arkansas farmers produced record crops of soybean and bumper crops of corn, rice and cotton, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Program to Keep Ducks From Gulf Oil Could Expand Habitat in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 7/28/2010 8:53 am

KUAR-FM, 89.1, reports on a federal program that aims to keep migratory birds away from the Gulf oil spill by expanding habitats in places like Arkansas. The benefit to Arkansas hunters is obvious.

Boomville: Vacation Tips on Taking Your Pets With You

by Karen Martin 7/1/2010 12:00 am

Sometimes you want to spend a night away from home in a pleasant and pampering guest lodging, but it can be a big hassle to find someone to take care of your dog while you’re gone. So why not take the dog?