Health Department urges safety as storm brings flood risk
Update from Entergy
Rice acreage may cushion economic impacts of COVID on Arkansas farms
Attoney General Alert: Watch for seeds; do not open them
Arkansas Department of Agriculture Issues Reminder about Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Animal Movement Restrictions in Arkansas
Sewer repairs underway; watch for letters
News | Posted 02/26/2020 - 3:47pm
Fast facts • No cost to attend Multiple Inlet Rice Irrigation school • MIRI and surge/sensor schools held on request, contact local extension office STUTTGART, Ark. — Arkansas crop producers who want to get better control of their water use during the 2020 growing season will have several opportunities through a series of irrigation and water management schools.   hris Henry, associate professor and water management engineer for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said...
News | Posted 02/26/2020 - 3:45pm
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture (Department) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Arkansas Century Farm program. This program recognizes Arkansas families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. Online and printable applications are available here:  https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/arkansas-century-farm-program. There is no cost to apply. “Arkansas Century Farm families have persevered challenges for at least ten decades and have contributed greatly in...
News | Posted 02/26/2020 - 3:42pm
The National Court Reporters Association, the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers, has designated Feb. 8-15 as the 2020 National Court Reporting & Captioning Week. During the weeklong event the many aspects of court reporting and captioning that make it a viable profession will be showcased, including good salaries, flexibility, interesting venues and the increasing demand for more reporters and captioners to meet the...
News | Posted 02/26/2020 - 3:41pm
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released her public service announcement (PSA) on her YouTube channel addressing the warning signs of child abuse. One in every five children in Arkansas suffers abuse from family, friends or neighbors. “Many of us were blessed to grow up in a loving home, but not every child does,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “If something doesn’t seem quite right, say something, and save a child’s life.” The Special Investigations Department (SID) of the...
News | Posted 02/26/2020 - 3:39pm
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will offer a two-day Farm Service Agency (FSA) Borrower Training Course Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3-4, at the S.J. Parker Agricultural Research Center Conference Room. The course gets underway at 8:30 a.m. each day and ends at 4:30 p.m.  “Farmers and ranchers completing this course will satisfy the FSA requirement for borrower training and be eligible for additional FSA loans,” Dr. Henry English, director, UAPB Small Farm Program, said. “This...
News | Posted 02/26/2020 - 3:36pm
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously authorized $554,800 from the state’s Marine Fuel Tax program to be used for repairs and upgrades to boat ramps and access points throughout Arkansas at its meeting today. The money will fund eight projects ranging from road repairs and construction to parking lots, boat ramps and courtesy docks.  Marine fuel taxes are collected on gasoline and diesel fuel used in boats throughout Arkansas. The money is held by the Arkansas Department of...
News | Posted 02/26/2020 - 3:34pm
Renting personal properties for vacations has gained popularity in recent years with the creation of online marketplaces like Airbnb and VRBO. While the home and condo rentals can give visitors access to experiences they may not get staying in a traditional hotel, it can also allow criminals access to credit card numbers, valuable belongings and sensitive information. “Vacation rentals make the hosts and visitors vulnerable to theft,” said Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “Being aware...
News | Posted 02/26/2020 - 3:10pm
Recently workers planted a wildlife seed mixture on native warm season grasses and variety of other plants that are attractive for Bob White quail and a host of other wildlife species. The planting was a part of an initiative that began months ago when the Monticello City Council voted to support a resolution to restore wildlife habitat on city owned property that surrounds the lake.   Some of the seeds in the mixture are: Big Bluestem Indian Grass Little Bluestem Black-eyed Susan...
News | Posted 02/26/2020 - 2:46pm
Every year the seniors at Drew Central High School spend the year working on a senior project. For Sarah Pennington, that project meant more than just a grade after she heard the story of MacKenzy McCarty and her fight against thyroid cancer. And that is when Pennington decided for her senior project she wanted to raise money for MacKenzy, her family and their fight toward remission.  For MacKenzy and her family it all started in 2018 when MacKenzy was diagnosed with strep throat and put on...
News | Posted 02/25/2020 - 11:45am
 McCRORY, AR – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is hosting its first 2020 Local Conversations event on Thursday, March 5, to help connect Arkansas farmers and producers with the buying community.   The free event will be held from 8:30 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. at the new Share Grounds certified kitchen at the Three County Fair Grounds in McCrory in collaboration with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Research and Extension (Extension).    “Our Local...
News | Posted 02/20/2020 - 4:45pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR. Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) announces that Arkansas Veterans have access to a new mobile app giving them instant access to VA health care information right from their phone.   The new MyVA Info app enables access to a myriad of VA healthcare and facility services.  The app offers mobile-friendly features to help Veterans: Get health care news from CAVHS; Find VA health care locations quickly; Easily locate VA resources such as how to apply for...
News | Posted 02/20/2020 - 3:21pm
Current high school juniors graduating in 2021 are eligible to apply for a modern scholarship opportunity and win up to $15,000 towards higher education. Arkansas Rice's "Rice Reps" is a five month program to help educate students about the rice industry while equipping them to act as advocates in their communities and on social media.  From May through September, Reps actively participate in a program designed to teach them about rice farming and the importance of this crop at home and abroad...
News | Posted 02/20/2020 - 12:34pm
Music brings people together. This is an almost universally-acknowledged truth, and Judd Steinbeck says it’s the best thing about performing traditional American folk music with his band, Common Folk. “There’s a kind of magic that happens when people play, hear and share this music,” Steinbeck says. Students throughout Southeast Arkansas will be able to experience that magic when Common Folk tours the area as part of the Seark Concert Association’s SMARTS (Schools Majoring in the Arts) program...
News | Posted 02/20/2020 - 12:31pm
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) recognized the service and sacrifice of WWII veteran Eustace O. Roberts Jr. “June,” in ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series recognizing the military service of Arkansans. Roberts was born in Magazine, Arkansas in 1919. As a seventh grader, he quit school so he could work to help his parents support the family. His well-established work ethic undoubtedly helped him endure more than three years as a prisoner of war at the hands of the Japanese. During the winter of 1941...
News | Posted 02/20/2020 - 12:26pm
Funding from Matching Grant Will Complete the 84-Mile Trail Corridor (HELENA-WEST HELENA, ARK.) – Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Walton Family Foundation announced a historic park development effort in the Arkansas Delta. A $20 million matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation will complete the 84.5-mile biking and pedestrian trail from Lexa to Arkansas City. “This is great news for cyclists and hikers, who have waited more than 20 years for the completion of this rails-to-trails...

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