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Farmers urged to sign up for EQIP matching funds

Many farmers do some kind of deep tillage periodically, especially in the fall, said Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Farmers should consider using conservation EQIP matching funds to partially finance their deep tillage operations, he said.

AG: Stay safe on social media

There are potential dangers associated with social media sites, including online predators. Social networking sites can provide a false sense of security for users who ignore the risks in making connections online.

GOP to meet Aug. 27

District 10 state Rep. Mike Holcomb will be introduced at the Jefferson County Republican Committee meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Larry’s Pizza in White Hall.

Cotton crop catches up from rain-delayed plantings

Despite a slow, rainy start to the planting season, Arkansas’ small cotton crop is looking good, but there are “still a lot of bears out in the woods,” said Bill Robertson, extension cotton agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Center unveils redesigned timber report

The Arkansas Forest Resources Center is debuting a newly redesigned Arkansas Timber Price report that provides statewide average stumpage prices for pine pulpwood, pine chip-n-saw, pine sawtimber, hardwood pulpwood, mixed hardwood sawtimber and oak sawtimber products.