University of Arkansas Extension Service to conduct Food & Agribusiness Webinar on flood damage assistance and prevented planted and failed acreage considerations due to ongoing weather-related problems in Arkansas....More
By the time they contacted me, this well-intended couple was nearly to the end of their patience. They’d been to attorneys, asked their accountant and talked to the banker, but they couldn’t get any definitive suggestions about where to start planning for succession. They felt like they were running in circles, asking a variety of questions and getting an even bigger range of expert opinions — often about topics completely unrelated to their concerns.
What they really wanted to know was, “Based on our situation:...More
Diversification has been an integral part of Pat Woods’ life and business acumen for decades. A seventh generation farmer in Marshall County, Miss., Woods has expanded his farm and ag-related interests over the years from the Watson community, just south of Byhalia, since 1975....More
A meeting to help farmers manage their crops once floodwater recede will by held by Arkansas Extension personnel June 8 in Morrilton, Ark. The Arkansas River Valley Flooding meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building at the Conway County Fairgrounds....More
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service to host webinar to help explain procedures for applying for Regional Conservation Partnership Program or RCPP grants to enhance conservation efforts....More
A wet planting season pushed some growers to get soybeans and other crops in the ground. And if excessive rainfall continues, farmers should be prepared for the threat of more mid- and late-summer disease pressure, says a University of Arkansas Extension plant pathologist....More
Beekeepers need more forages for their bees than most can provide so they rely on farmers to provide healthy crops and other vegetation to feed them, a fact which seems to be lost on many activists calling for pesticides to be banned or withdrawn from use....More
Rice producers who have been able to overlay residual herbicides are generally in pretty good shape from a weed control standpoint. Some residuals are breaking early, and that is a reason it is important to overlay them....More
On May 1, under lovely skies and a refreshing breeze, Jim Quinton and other volunteers picked up yardsticks and began a tour through Arkansas wheat fields.
Quinton – currently residing in Mexico, Missouri -- and colleagues counted tillers and looked for disease in an effort to compile a simple “state of the crop” report.