Agriculture & Timber

by George Jared -

Rice could rebound in 2020

Row crop farming has been tumultuous during the last several years, but the state’s top export crop — rice — is expected to have strong acreage numbers during the coming…

by George Jared -

New rice variety developed

Adverse weather conditions, especially rising temperatures, have had a significant impact on rice in recent years. Scientists have been working to develop different varieties of rice to tackle these conditions…

by George Jared -

Soil and water conference slated for ASU

The 22nd annual Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference and Expo at Arkansas State University will explore the industry’s latest issues and trends in conservation. This year’s event will take…

by George Jared -

Tri-State soybean forum held in Arkansas

About 200 farmers, consultants and other agriculture industry professionals attended the 64th annual Tri-State Soybean Forum last week, taking stock of both the good and bad in soybean production in…

by George Jared -

Cotton crop better than expected

Cotton yields might not be as good as projected during the 2019 growing season, but Bill Robertson, extension cotton agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, thinks…

by Kim Souza -

Beef industry to finish strong in 2019

The beef industry is poised to have a solid finish in 2019 as sharply higher carcass weights continue to boost beef production since October, according to Derrell Peel, extension livestock…