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Renewable Energy Growing in Rural America

posted on November 13, 2015 at 1:31 PM

Renewable Energy Growing in Rural America
Beyond reduce, reuse and recycle are efforts to bring renewable power into play and chart a new way forward for energy security and a lower carbon footprint. Full Story

U.S. farmers enlist old techniques to round-up super weeds

posted on October 30, 2015 at 1:49 PM

U.S. farmers enlist old techniques to round-up super weeds
The United States faces the greatest battle with resistant weeds, followed by Europe and Australia. Full Story

U.S. pipeline agency fines Exxon subsidiary $2.6 million

posted on October 9, 2015 at 3:13 PM

Federal regulators announced Thursday they are assessing a $2.6 million civil penalty against ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. for a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. Full Story

Broiler region puts up guard against Avian Flu

posted on September 4, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Broiler region puts up guard against Avian Flu
Earlier this week, officials gathered in northwest Iowa to showcase the first farm to restock its turkey flock since avian flu devastated the industry last April. Full Story

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa
The 9 to 5 kicked off this week with clean-up efforts in portions of the Midwest. Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage in parts of Texas and Arkansas after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities, killing at... Full Story

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
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