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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.

Celebrating Retirement

Les Mizell’s retirement from Sissy’s Log Cabin was celebrated Friday at the Pine Bluff store. Mizell worked for Sissy’s for 17 years, retiring as vice president/sales director. (Special to The Commercial)

Crop progress nearly on par with five-year average

After weeks of lagging well behind the state’s five-year average in planting progress, Arkansas growers have finally pulled within a few percentage points of historic averages, according to a crop progress and condition report published Monday, May 4, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.