Mary Hightower

Production costs up in Arkansas
Arkansas farmers will pay more per acre to grow cotton, rice and soybeans, but the costs will decline for wheat,
Resistant pigweed: fighting seed banks
The fight against herbicide-resistant pigweed is shifting from thinking about weed density thresholds to managing the
Cotton: Arkansas turnaround
Higher cotton prices may help erase a few bad memories from 2009 and lead to an increase in acreage in Arkansas for
Growers work numbers before soil
Fuel and fertilizer costs, crop futures prices and rent arrangements are among the dozens of factors Arkansas farmers
Arkansas 2009 crop loss — $397 million
Economists with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture have pegged the state’s 2009 crop losses at $397
Economical cattle feeding
The results of a recent Scott County, Ark., study suggest that cattle farmers can reduce feeding losses using
UA: Arkansas losses at $309 million
The estimated crop loss for the 2009 Arkansas harvest so far has risen to $309 million, not including lost wages of
Agricultural, food law blog grows
Attorneys, legislators, policymakers, Extension personnel and producers in the farm and food business have a new online
Arkansas loss near quarter billion dollars
A wetter-than-normal growing season has cut into Arkansas’ farm receipts by more than $224.8 million as of Nov. 1,
Soybeans: half a crop if lucky
The rain-shocked 2009 growing season may prove to be devastating for Chicot County, Ark., where more than 65 percent of
Forecast prompts harvest hopes
Arkansas farmers on Monday were trying to make the most of a rarity: consecutive days of sunshine. However, some
Damaged crops - cost rising
Arkansans are assessing the damage following an Oct. 30 storm system that dumped more than 5 inches of rain in some
Wheat acreage — shrink to ’60s levels?
Arkansas farmers are planting winter wheat, though with continued rain, expectations for the crop are iffy, say
Harvest mired in mud — Arkansas
Arkansas growers are finding ways to beat the mud as they struggle to harvest rice, soy, cotton and sorghum and plant
Arkansas harvest: pockets of optimism
Near constant rain has caused between 25 percent and 80 percent damage in some Arkansas cotton, rice and soybean fields
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