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USDA extends Farm Bill deadline to March 31

LONOKE, Ark. — Farmers now have until Tuesday, March 31, to update yield history and base acres under the 2014 Farm Bill, a deadline extension announced Friday by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Correction

The name of Xavier McElrath-Bey of the Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network was misspelled in a report by the Arkansas News Bureau that was published Wednesday.

Judge blocks Obama’s latest immigration policy

WASHINGTON — Undocumented immigrants — including an estimated 30,000 in Arkansas — will not be able to apply for legal status as planned by the Obama administration, after a federal judge in Texas blocked implementation of the program set to begin Wednesday.