Net farm income for U.S. producers in 2020 is forecast to rise 23 percent over 2019 figures, growing to about $102.7 billion, according to a report this week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.
Much talk, little action highlighted the Eudora City Council meeting Monday night after Mayor Tomeka Butler asked Police Chief Carl McCree to eject City Clerk Prustina Curry from the meeting.
The Mississippi River Parkway Commission is inviting motorists to celebrate the Great River Road—whether they’re taking a daylong excursion or just dreaming about their next road trip—during Drive the Great River Road Month, which celebrates one of America’s oldest and longest National Sceni…
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will present the latest in Arkansas soybean research during an online soybean field day Sept. 17. It will be the third of four commodity events held online to provide Arkansas growers safe, two-way interaction with division researcher…
Lake Village City Council last week heard a proposal that would replace the city’s current chief financial officer with MKG, a certified public accounting firm based in Little Rock. This is the same company that has been performing the city’s annual audit. Though no action was taken during t…
After a gray day of gusts and heavy rain that steamrolled crops, Tropical Storm Laura seemed to save her worst for after sunset, with the nighttime hours punctuated by tornado warnings from Desha County north to Clay County.
Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, a non-profit organization of 14 rural hospitals spanning South Arkansas has recently been awarded three Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Rural Health grants totaling $4,806,616 to address increasing access to care throughout the region.
The filing period for city offices has closed and there are multiple contested races for council seats in Lake Village, Eudora, and Dermott.
The Lake Village Area Chamber of Commerce announced the canceling of the annual Fall Festival.
Arkansas Economic Development Commission has awarded $7,162,966 in Community Development Block Grants (CDGB) to 23 Arkansas counties and communities, including $199,950 to Eudora for improvements to the emergency shelter.
Chicot County Quorum Court held its August monthly meeting Tuesday morning in the circuit courtroom on the top floor of the courthouse.
Beginning this year all hunters who wish to pursue doves, ducks, geese and other migratory birds in Arkansas will need to register for the Harvest Information Program either online at agfc.com, through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission smartphone app, or at an AGFC regional office, natur…
Following a Friday evening meeting of the Great American Conference’s Council of Presidents, the league will suspend all fall and winter sports – basketball, cross country, football, soccer and volleyball – and the two-semester sports of golf and tennis through Dec. 31.
A former employee of Ashley County Medical Center was found to have inappropriately accessed patient information, according to a release issued by the hospital.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued an executive order that allows Arkansans to vote absentee if they are concerned that voting in person may be a risk to their health or the health of others because of COVID-19.
Starting Monday Pafford Ambulance Service out of Hope will be serving most of Chicot County.
Rice will lead off a series of online commodity-based field days designed to give Arkansans a first look at the latest University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture research and extension from the safety of their homes.
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has received multiple reports that private citizens in Arkansas have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are varied. The packages were sent by mail and may have Chi…
Citizens in several states have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China, according to Arkansas Department of Agriculture. The types of seeds in the packages are unknown at this time and may be invasive plant species. The packages were sent by …
The Arkansas State Fair as well as multiple county fairs, including Chicot County, have canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chicot County courthouse is closed to the public until further notice after an employee’s family member tested positive with COVID-19.
The executive order Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed last week that makes mask wearing mandatory in Arkansas went into effect Monday.
The former Obstetrics area at Chicot Memorial Medical Center is being converted into a negative pressure wing to treat COVID-19 patients.
A Eudora police officer investigates a motor vehicle accident Monday night on Armstrong Street. The officer had just finished kicking debris out of the street in front of Double Quick - Eudora. The defunct and partially burned Exxon station in the background provided parking for on-lookers a…
Mario Milton, 27, and Alicia King, 24, both of Dermott, were arrested Saturday in connection with Friday’s shooting death of Johnny Hayes.
Lake Village City Council united via teleconference July 7 and approved a study of the pump station that would determine its current versus needed capacity.
Though many community members remain cramped in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, nature continues to spread her wings into the summer season just as this butterfly pictured at Dee’s Treasure Chest does.
A majority of Eudora city council voted Monday night to override Mayor Tomeka Butler’s veto of a resolution adopted at a June 15 special meeting.
Eudora’s newly elected mayor, Tomeka Butler, has gone on record vetoing last week’s council decision to eliminate the mayor’s assistant position and asking City Attorney Vicki Lucas to resign.
The quorum court passed four resolutions yesterday in support of a grant application for some $234,000 in COVID-19 assistance for rural hospitals for Chicot Memorial Medical Center.
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Precautions to limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 have forced Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to cancel the annual fishing derbies held at its five fish hatcheries in June, but anglers throughout the state will still be able to enjoy some quality time chasing catfish.
June is Men’s Health Month, Dr. Janette Wheat, Cooperative Extension Program specialist and professor of human development and family studies at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. It is so important because, according to a 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) re…
Summer fun finally arrives for some area residents who take advantage of the warm, dry day Tuesday with a picnic at the park. More folks are venturing out as restrictions begin to lift with the easing of the coronavirus pandemic.
Feral hogs continue to be a major problem in Arkansas causing more than $19 million yearly to the state’s agriculture industry alone, according the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. In addition to crop losses, feral hogs damage pastures, destroy wildlife habitat, pollute water and transmit…
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting the June Agricultural Survey.
Lake Village City Council met Tuesday evening and voted to back a plan to create housing in the city. Members also heard about some local consequences of state and federal coronavirus restrictions.
The Arkansas 4-H Veterinary Science Camp is going virtual this summer, offering a free half-day online camp for youth ages 11-19 to learn about animal science and the veterinary science profession.
In the 61 years since the Personal Consumption Expenditures report has been issued by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, there has never been a drop as precipitous as the 7.3 percent decline between February and March of this year
Arkansas Rural Health Partnership was one of nine entities awarded additional grants from The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas in its Rapid-Response COVID-19 Relief program, which will provide up to $1.7 million in grants to organizations in Arkansas working to prevent the …
The Eudora city council met via telephone conference Monday night with six of the eight aldermen on the call.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first reading of 100 changes to the AGFC Code of Regulations at its recent regularly scheduled meeting.
In a profession subject to heavy stresses from weather and the markets, the COVID-19 pandemic is throwing another major obstacle in the way of agricultural producers and others in the food supply chain.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has set May 4 as the date he would like to see Arkansas begin to start relaxing some quarantine rules related to COVID-19. He said Monday he would make a decision this week if that would happen.
The Chicot County USDA Service Center will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and…
Agricultural producers now have more time to repay Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The loans now mature at 12 months rather than nine, and this flexibili…
The annual Arkansas Irrigation Yield Contest gives growers in the state the opportunity to put their own operations to the test and identify opportunities for improvement in the process. The 2020 contest is now open for entries. Division of Agriculture photo.
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman, applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for awarding federal funds to health centers across Arkansas to help facilitate the coronavirus res…
The Lake Village Municipal Airport and the McGehee Municipal Airport are set to receive a grant as part of the federal government’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last weekend’s storm left damage in Chicot County including damaged roofs, trees down, and power lines on the ground; many were also left without electricity.
While many businesses have closed or moved employee interactions online, much of the world depends on farmers remaining on the job — and in the field.