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News - October 2020


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Oct. 16, 2020

Poultry industry sees modest recovery, but faces uphill slog through 2021

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The poultry industry, battered on multiple fronts by the COVID pandemic, is making modest gains, but recovery into 2021 may be its slowest in nearly a decade.

Oct. 16, 2020

After brief rally for cotton harvest, Delta brings a slower week with minor damage

LITTLE ROCK — Winds and from Hurricane Delta, the 25th named storm of 2020, blew through much of the southeastern half of Arkansas last weekend, again slowing harvest efforts in much of the state.

Oct. 16, 2020

Day to Day with Diabetes offers virtual support heading into holidays

LITTLE ROCK — The end-of-the-year holidays are just around the corner, along with all the tempting goodies — from Halloween candy to Thanksgiving pies to Christmas cookies. With all this high-fructose cheer, maintaining a healthy diet can be difficult, especially for people with diabetes.

Oct. 14, 2020

Great Pumpkin of 2020 arrives early

LITTLE ROCK — This year’s great pumpkin arrived in plenty of time for Halloween.

Arkansas 4-H youth from across the state trucked their home-grown pumpkins and watermelons to the Cooperative Extension Service headquarters in Little Rock on Oct. 10 for the annual Giant Pumpkin and Watermelon contest.

Oct. 13, 2020

Director of Arkansas Forest Resources Center to retire

MONTICELLO, Ark. — Phil Tappe has announced he will retire from his post as the University of Arkansas at Monticello dean of the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the director of the U of A System Division of Agriculture’s Forest Resources Center. The move is effective on Dec. 31, 2020.

Oct. 13, 2020

Cooperative Extension to offer webinars to assist small food businesses

LITTLE ROCK — The Cooperative Extension Service’s Local, Regional and Safe Foods Team will be hosting two no-cost webinars as part of a Lunchtime Learning Series in October to assist a growing number of small food businesses.

Oct. 13, 2020

Mississippi County 4-H member to be voice of Oct. 15 national radio campaign on pollinators

LITTLE ROCK — Lauren Baugh, a Wilson, Arkansas, 4-H member will be the voice of a national radio campaign to promote the importance of pollinators and the role they play in our food supply.

Oct. 12, 2020

Don’t let misconceptions deter you: Get a flu shot

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans shouldn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic distract them from a more familiar fall and winter foe: Influenza.

Oct. 9, 2020

After two weeks of solid harvest weather, Hurricane Delta may tap the brakes

LITTLE ROCK — After nearly two weeks of clear skies and dropping temperatures, producers across Arkansas have increased their harvest tempo as fields have dried, but now the year’s umpteenth weather system — Hurricane Delta — threatens to slow progress again.

Oct. 9, 2020

Sustainable solutions to stormwater management: webinar to discuss green infrastructure design, construction, maintenance

LITTLE ROCK — As urban areas and developments in rural areas continue to expand, stormwater runoff and its management are becoming increasingly critical issues.

Oct. 9, 2020

Cooperative Extension Service leads outreach effort in state’s feral hog eradication program

LITTLE ROCK — County agents with the Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will serve as a leading edge in educating Arkansans about damages posed by feral hogs, and the state’s efforts to eradicate them. 

Oct. 7, 2020

Craft beer & the law: Webinar to discuss legal considerations for breweries

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Opening and running a small business can be a difficult process, with labor laws, taxes and other strains. However, when beer or wine is in the mix, things get much more complicated.

Oct. 5, 2020

New rice breeder joins Division of Agriculture at Rice Research and Extension Center

STUTTGART, Ark. — Christian De Guzman has joined the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture as an assistant professor and rice breeder at the Rice Research and Extension Center.

Oct. 5, 2020

Pandemic employment still gaining, but at a slower rate

LITTLE ROCK — The service sector, buoyed by a summertime boost in consumer spending on some recreational pursuits, led the way in job gains in September, though the overall growth rate has cooled some, according to an analysis of an Oct. 2 “Employment Situation” report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Oct. 2, 2020

As first frost of the season likely approaches, keep an eye on forage

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas’ summer has surrendered to fall, and within a few weeks, the first nights of frost will likely begin to occur. Pasture managers should begin making plans to care for grasses that may be susceptible to damage.

Oct. 2, 2020

Mother-daughter collaboration leads to book, superheroes for students in a COVID year

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The 2020 school year has been like no other. Alison Crane, Garland County extension agent, and her daughter, Anna, spent part of this summer with a plan to help teachers and students as they returned to class during a pandemic.

Oct. 2, 2020

Personal income dipped in August; movie theater spending up more than 200 percent

LITTLE ROCK — Despite a decline in personal income between July and August, Americans increased their spending in a few places, including movie theaters, museums and campgrounds, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.