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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.

Tips for earning a living as a small farmer

Many Arkansas small farmers sell their livestock, milk, eggs and products directly to the public from their farms, but all too often they charge much less than grocery store or auction barn prices for similar products, said David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Company considering expanding at port

Lacking a quorum to conduct business at a meeting Wednesday, the Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Port Authority Board of Directors got an update on ongoing projects at the port and discussed whether floodwaters affected operations at the facility.

Correction

In an article about the Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Port Authority Board of Directors meeting that appeared Thursday, the name of the terminal manager for Watco Terminal and Port Services was incorrect. The name should have been Mike Murphy.