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EPA approves chemical warfare against fall armyworms in Arkansas fields

Arkansas rice farmers watching fall armyworms obliterate their fields can now fight back, with the federal Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday granting a crisis exemption enabling growers to use a needed insecticide. Last Friday, entomologists submitted documentation to obtain a Section 18 exemption to use Intrepid on rice. The crisis...
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EPA grants crisis exemption to help Arkansas rice farmers fight armyworm scourge

LONOKE, Ark. — Arkansas rice farmers watching fall armyworms obliterate their fields can now fight back, with the federal Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday granting a crisis exemption enabling growers to use a needed insecticide. Last Friday, entomologists submitted documentation to obtain a Section 18 exemption to use Intrepid on...
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Logan County farmers sell produce locally, throughout Arkansas

Booneville growers want to see a farmers' market come back to town. Throughout the years, there has been a farmers market, but the last one disbanded about two years ago, said Greg Int-hout, who operates Guinea Run Farm. “There was one, and it just kind of dissolved," he said. Because...
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SWEPCO requests new Arkansas rates

SHREVEPORT, La., -- Southwestern Electric Power Co., an American Electric Power company, submitted a request last week to the Arkansas Public Service Commission to update its prices. The company seeks to recover environmental and resiliency costs associated with providing customers cleaner and more reliable energy. "We have made significant investments...
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Arkansas, Missouri present joint virtual turfgrass field day Aug. 12

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the University of Missouri Extension will co-host a Turfgrass Online Field Day Aug. 12. The virtual field day is free and online registration is open now through the day of the event. The morning session focuses on golf course management and...
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Arkansas, Missouri present joint virtual turfgrass field day Aug. 12

The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the University of Missouri Extension will co-host a Turfgrass Online Field Day Aug. 12. The virtual field day is free and online registration is open now through the day of the event. The morning session focuses on golf course management and research and begins...
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Armyworm Infestation Threatens Ark. Rice

University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture entomologists are seeking an emergency exemption to allow for the use of Intrepid to help control armyworms that threaten the state’s 1.24 million acres of rice. “This is the biggest outbreak of fall armyworm situation that I’ve ever seen in my career,” Gus...
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Arkansas egg production steady

Egg production in Arkansas totaled 359 million eggs during June 2021, down 5 percent from the previous month but up 20 percent from June 2020. The number of layers during June 2021 averaged 17.3 million, down slightly from the previous month but up 12 percent from this time last year. Egg production per 100 layers averaged 2,081 eggs, down 4 percent from the previous month but up 7 percent from a year ago.
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Armyworms could cause serious damage to Arkansas rice crop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (TB&P) — An unprecedented number of destructive fall armyworms is compelling state officials to take drastic steps to protect Arkansas’ rice crop. University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture entomologists will seek an emergency exemption to allow for the use of Intrepid to help control armyworms that threaten the state’s 1.24 million acres of rice.
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17% bill increase could be coming for Arkansas SWEPCO customers

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a utility of Columbus, Ohio-based American Electric Power (AEP), announced Friday (July 23) it will seek an $85 million request to increase customer rates. If approved, residential customers consuming 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month would see a 17% bill increase. SWEPCO has...
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SWEPCO requests new Arkansas rates

SHREVEPORT, La., July 23, 2021 – Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) company, today submitted a request to the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) to update its prices. The company seeks to recover environmental and resiliency costs associated with providing customers cleaner and more reliable energy.
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Experience Arkansas Agriculture

Pecans are big business here in Arkansas. In fact, we're the nation's 14th ranked producer. On this Experience Arkansas Agriculture, Me & McGee’s Logan Duvall heads to Blackwell, Arkansas and meets a pecan farmer where we discover the definitive answer to the age old question... Puh-kahn or Pee-can?. PLUS, see...