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May rice outlook from USDA

May 28, 2014 4:46pm

Expanded plantings have brought projections for the 2014/15 U.S. rice crop to 213 million cwt, a 12-percent increase from a year ago, the May 2014 Rice Outlook, from USDA/Economic Research Service...

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AG: Scam targets bank customers

Nov 08, 2013 10:54am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning Arkansas consumers about a widespread scam in which con artists are posing as representatives of financial institutions in order to obtain credit card...

Feds accepting applications for water quality monitoring assistance through next week

Oct 30, 2013 11:38pm

LITTLE ROCK – Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have through the end of next week to apply for federal assistance to monitor edge of field water quality on agricultural lands in targeted...

Corps waives day use fees Nov. 11 for veterans and their families

Oct 29, 2013 2:57pm

To commemorate Veterans Day, the Little Rock District of the Army Corps of Engineers will join Corps districts nationwide and waive day use fees at its recreation areas Monday, Nov. 11, for...

Governor names 31 to state boards, commissions

Sep 10, 2013 7:56pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe announced 31 appointments to state boards and commissions Monday, including two from Lonoke County.

—Gil Mayer, Ward, reappointed to the Criminal Detention...

Highway Department to limit lane closures during holiday

Updated: Aug 29, 2013 5:35pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is limiting lane closures in construction zones during the Labor Day holiday.

AHTD, however, reminds drivers to use extra caution...

Flooding the week of Aug. 12, 2013, left its brown footprints in this Randolph County soybean field. Growers may not know what damage has been done until harvest time. (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Mike Andrews. Aug. 21, 2013)

Corn harvest starts in SE Ark; crops looking good

Aug 21, 2013 2:52pm

Arkansas’ row crops are still a little behind the five-year average for this time of year, but are largely in good to excellent condition, according to the weekly update from the National...

Recent rain has improved the look of the U.S. Drought Monitor map with more counties losing drought classifications, with the exception of Jefferson County. This map was issued Aug. 1. (Image courtesy U.S. Drought Monitor)

Recent rains make improvements in weekly drought map

Aug 01, 2013 8:41pm

LONOKE, Ark. — Rain over the last two weeks has made a marked improvement in the U.S. Drought Monitor map, with the area covered by drought in Arkansas dropping from about 91 percent last week to...

Rx Drug Abuse: Addiction treatment available locally

Apr 28, 2013 6:00am

Editor’s Note: This article concludes a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith. The entire series is available online at


Rx Drug Abuse: Arkansas Survey Tracks Abuse Among Students

Apr 27, 2013 6:01am

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith, although the statistics cited in this article have been updated for Lonoke, Faulkner, Pulaski...

Rx Drug Abuse: Take-back aims to eliminate access

Apr 26, 2013 6:00am

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith. The entire series will be published online at