Cattle producers’ webinars

Cattle producers’ webinars

Here’s a great opportunity for cattle producers. There will be two upcoming webinars on Dollars and Sense for Cow-Calf Producers; September 28 and October 5. Scheduled topics and speakers for the webinars include: Tues. Sept. 28 — Risk Management for Cow/Calf Producers “Knowing Your Production Costs” — Daniel Rivera, director of Southwest Research and Extension…

National, state champion persimmon tree returns to live another day

National, state champion persimmon tree returns to live another day

MONTICELLO, Ark. — A craftsman’s regret over an unfulfilled promise has given the remains of a one-time state and national champion persimmon tree from Dardanelle a new life at the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. The native persimmon tree, Diospyros virginiana, usually grows from 30…

Woman-owned small businesses are rising in Arkansas

Woman-owned small businesses are rising in Arkansas

Little Rock, Ark. (Sept. 16, 2021) – Throughout Arkansas, small businesses are thriving, and greater numbers of entrepreneurs are launching new business ventures. As the number of small businesses grows in Arkansas, it is crucial to provide resources to help these business owners develop their companies. As a champion for the business community, the Arkansas…

Gov. Hutchinson unveils Arkansas Duck Stamp at National Hunting and Fishing Day proclamation

Gov. Hutchinson unveils Arkansas Duck Stamp at National Hunting and Fishing Day proclamation

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled the artwork that will appear on the 2021-22 Arkansas State Duck Stamp today at his official proclamation of Sept. 25 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas and the week leading up to it as Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week. The proclamation, which took place at the…

Economics Arkansas receives $12,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation

Economics Arkansas receives $12,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation

LITTLE ROCK– Economics Arkansas recently received $12,000 from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation to launch an economic and oral health literacy initiative in fall 2021 targeting Arkansas elementary students and teachers. Having healthy habits at an early age will prevent one of the top barriers to oral health care as adults: oral health literacy.…

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas dispatch second wave of crews to Louisiana

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas dispatch second wave of crews to Louisiana

Little Rock, Ark. — Sept. 15, 2021 — The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas are dispatching 181 line workers and utility vehicles, along with construction and right-of-way equipment, to assist South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association (SLECA) of Houma, La. in continued power restoration efforts. Two weeks ago, the cooperatives sent 209 line crews that have worked…

Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives 9-10-2021

Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives 9-10-2021

There are three legislative meetings scheduled this month to review proposals for congressional redistricting. Arkansans are welcome to attend these meetings and comment on the proposals. The proposals will be outlined in bills drafted by legislators. We have provided a link to the bills at www.arkansashouse.org. The House and Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs…

Life Touch Hospice receives Hospice Honors for third straight year

Life Touch Hospice receives Hospice Honors for third straight year

El Dorado, AR (September 2, 2021) – The Hospice Honors is a landmark collection of hospices providing the best patient and caregiver experience. This prestigious annual review recognizes hospices that provide the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. Life Touch Hospice, a SHARE Foundation agency, is one of those…

Arkansas Foodbank joins Hunger Action Month campaign, encouraging Arkansans to get involved, raise awareness of local hunger

Arkansas Foodbank joins Hunger Action Month campaign, encouraging Arkansans to get involved, raise awareness of local hunger

Little Rock, Ark . [September 1, 2021] – For Hunger Action Month this September, Arkansas Foodbank is joining other Feeding America food banks across the nation to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of people facing the impossible choice of hunger. Food banks around the country are working to make a real and…

Arkansas National Guard, State Police to deploy  to Louisiana to assist in hurricane rescue, security

Arkansas National Guard, State Police to deploy to Louisiana to assist in hurricane rescue, security

LITTLE ROCK – More than 500 members of the Arkansas National Guard will deploy to Louisiana today and Wednesday in the wake of Hurricane Ida, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today. In addition, 33 Arkansas State Troopers are awaiting federal approval to go to Louisiana to assist Louisiana State Police. “When our neighbors in Louisiana asked…

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas dispatch 188 line crews to Louisiana

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas dispatch 188 line crews to Louisiana

Little Rock, Ark. — The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas are dispatching 188 line workers and utility vehicles, along with construction and right-of-way equipment, to assist South Louisiana Electric Cooperative of Houma, La., as they work to restore power outages that were caused by Hurricane Ida. The Louisiana cooperative reports that 94 percent of its 19,000…

Olympic silver medalist honored at shooting clinic

Olympic silver medalist honored at shooting clinic

JACKSONVILLE — The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo may be over, but Arkansas’s own Kayle Browning is still making an impact in her home state. The Greenbrier native who took a silver medal in international trapshooting was honored at a special ceremony today at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex and…

Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives 8-27-21

Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives 8-27-21

This week, the Arkansas Legislative Council Higher Education Subcommittee reviewed details of a new program designed to benefit Arkansans who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Reimagine Arkansas Workforce Project provides funding for qualifying individuals to complete online training at no cost in order to meet workforce needs across the state. The…

Bradley County first Arkansas county to report over 50 percent of eligible population vaccinated

Bradley County first Arkansas county to report over 50 percent of eligible population vaccinated

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Bradley County became the first county in Arkansas to report over 50 percent of the eligible population fully vaccinated. 50.1 percent of eligible citizens in Bradley County are now fully vaccinated according to the Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19 statistical website. The site reports that 12.6 percent of Bradley County’s population…

Montrose Environmental Group announces relocation of principal executive offices to North Little Rock, adds 90 jobs

Montrose Environmental Group announces relocation of principal executive offices to North Little Rock, adds 90 jobs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 10, 2021) – Montrose Environmental Group Inc. (“Montrose”) (NYSE: MEG) announced the relocation of its principal executive office from Irvine, Calif., to North Little Rock, which is expected to create 90 new, high-paying jobs over time. “Montrose Environmental will be a great addition to the Arkansas business community,” said Secretary of…

Governor Asa Hutchinson announces intent to grant executive clemency

Governor Asa Hutchinson announces intent to grant executive clemency

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 9 pardons. An additional 55 clemency requests were denied and zero had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates. The applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole and probationary requirements and paid…

Governor calls extraordinary session to request legislative action on COVID and unemployment

Governor calls extraordinary session to request legislative action on COVID and unemployment

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has called members of the 93rd General Assembly into Extraordinary Session to begin at 10 a.m. on August 4 to create an exception to Act 1002 that will give public school boards flexibility to protect those school children who are 11 and younger and not eligible for a vaccine.…