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Sesame Production Catching on in Southeast U.S.

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:26 PM

LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) — Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with... Full Story

Violent outbreak of storms leads wild weather week

posted on May 2, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Violent outbreak of storms leads wild weather week
A series of lethal tornadoes swept across the southern plains this week, killing at least 35 people, leaving widespread damage and massive rainfall in its wake. Full Story

Study Says Arkansas Drinking Water Unaffected by Fracking

posted on May 17, 2013 at 1:59 PM

A new study says natural gas drilling, or fracking, hasn't contaminated drinking water wells in Arkansas but researchers say the geology there is more of a natural barrier to pollution than in other areas where drilling takes place. Full Story

Sen. Pryor To Chair Agriculture Subcommittee

posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:01 PM

The Democrat from Arkansas says that as chairman, he'll be responsible for funding federal programs that benefit farmers. Full Story

Arkansas Drought May Cost Ranchers $128 Million In Lost Revenue, Says Agricultural Study

posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM

The study shows ranchers lost $141 per cow, on average, which translates to about a $5,000 loss for the average producer. Full Story

Great Drought Forces Cattle Sell-off

posted on August 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Great Drought Forces Cattle Sell-off
The Great Drought of 2012 tightened its grip on America this week as more than half of the continental United States have been declared disaster areas by USDA, mainly due to drought and excessive heat. Full Story

Lincoln Enlists Clinton to Help in Ark. Runoff Fight

posted on May 21, 2010 at 4:05 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Bill Halter wasted no time Wednesday trying to rally voter support in his runoff with Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln, who enlisted the help of former President Bill Clinton in her fight for her political career. Full Story

Jury Tells Bayer to Pay Ark. Rice Farmers $48M

posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (AP) — A jury says Bayer CropScience must pay a dozen Arkansas farmers $48 million over a genetically altered strain of rice that got into the commercial market. Full Story

$31 Million Awarded to Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center For Study

posted on May 22, 2009 at 8:05 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (AP) — The U.S Department of Agriculture has awarded a five-year, $31 million grant to the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center for a study of human development and disease prevention. Full Story

Arkansas wants to give tourists a taste of the farm experience

posted on July 18, 2008 at 8:07 PM

CHUCK BARTELS, Associated Press Writer Wed Jul 16, 11:07 AM ET CABOT, Ark The Arkansas Agritourism Initiative is designed to help consumers find local vendors as well as farms that offer tours or other attractions. Full Story

Court Order Sought on Arkansas Chicken Waste Disposal

posted on February 22, 2008 at 8:02 PM

TULSA, Okla (AP) — More than a dozen Arkansas-based poultry companies have violated state and federal laws limiting the disposal of animal waste in the Illinois River watershed, argues Oklahoma's attorney general. Full Story

Arkansas Cotton Crop Better Than Expected, But Costly

posted on December 30, 2005 at 8:12 PM

Arkansas Cotton Crop Better Than Expected, But Costly
Despite a drought followed by rains from two Gulf Coast hurricanes at harvest time, Arkansas' cotton crop was the second-best ever produced in the state according to experts. Full Story

Arkansas vs. Oklahoma in Water Clean-Up Dispute

posted on November 4, 2005 at 8:11 PM

Arkansas is seeking permission from the Supreme Court to sue Oklahoma, saying its neighbor to the west is improperly trying to impose water standards across state lines. Full Story

Arkansas Town Saves Its Rural Hospital

posted on November 23, 2001 at 8:11 PM

No one knows the challenge of keeping a hospital open more than one community in southwest Arkansas. The town saved its hospital not once, but twice. Full Story

Expanding Rice

posted on August 24, 2001 at 8:08 PM

Arkansas Extension researchers say they have developed a rice variety that will cause the state's rice yields to soar. Full Story

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