Rice, corn leaders stress importance of exports to agricultural sector. The latest involved USA Rice Federation officials and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in a wide-ranging discussion of trade along with flooding in the Mid-South, the 2018 farm bill, labor shortages in California, food aid and the importance of rice research programs.
Seed supplies, choices may prove tight when waters recede. As the record flooding that struck northeast Arkansas less than two weeks ago has begun to crest and gradually recede in some affected areas, many growers and agricultural industry experts are waiting to learn what can be salvaged of the remaining planting season.
Number of active cotton gins in Arkansas are on the rise. Statewide, Arkansas’ cotton acreage increased to 380,000 acres, up from a record low of 210,000 in 2015. The 2017 Prospective Plantings report put this year’s acreage at a half-million acres, the highest since 2012.
Historical photos of Arkansas agriculture and rural life in Arkansas is the theme of Farm Credit's statewide photo contest this year...a nod to the financial cooperative's 100-year anniversary celebration. Judges have narrowed down entries to the top 10 and now we need your vote!