Favorable Arkansas weather boosts cotton planting; December contracts trade at 11-year high as drought intensifies in western U.S.

Favorable Arkansas weather boosts cotton planting; December contracts trade at 11-year high as drought intensifies in western U.S.

JONESBORO, Ark. — A much-needed stretch of sunny days has enabled Arkansas’ cotton farmers to get more than half of their planting done as December futures prices hit highest their highest level in 11 years. For the week ending May 15, Arkansas cotton was 53 percent planted, up from 32 percent the previous week and…

Find every AGFC fish attractor with your phone or fishfinder

Find every AGFC fish attractor with your phone or fishfinder

LITTLE ROCK — Last month Jon Stein, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologist in northwest Arkansas, had the opportunity to present to AGFC commissioners and the public the highlights from the latest large-scale habitat project at Beaver Lake. Biologists created 145 new fish attractor locations during the project, but it’s only the tip of…

Michael Musselman promoted to Director of Basketball Operations at Arkansas

Michael Musselman promoted to Director of Basketball Operations at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE – Michael Musselman was promoted to Director of Basketball Operations, Razorback head coach Eric Musselman announced today. Michael Musselman will continue to lead the men’s basketball recruiting efforts while handling the day-to-day operations of the program. This past year, he completed his third season with the Razorbacks as the director of recruiting while adding…

Wiggins’ six strikeouts, Webb’s three RBI power Arkansas to series win at Auburn

Wiggins’ six strikeouts, Webb’s three RBI power Arkansas to series win at Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. – Another SEC weekend series belongs to the Razorbacks. No. 4 Arkansas (36-12, 16-8 SEC) overpowered No. 19 Auburn (32-16, 13-11 SEC), 7-4, in Sunday’s rubber game at Plainsman Park to secure a massive road series victory and strengthen its position atop the SEC West standings. With the win, Arkansas maintains a two-game…

AID encourages Arkansans to consider flood insurance

AID encourages Arkansans to consider flood insurance

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Alan McClain today released the following statement urging Arkansans to use this week of rain in the Natural State as a reminder to consider purchasing flood insurance to protect themselves and their property: “Arkansas is again seeing heavy rains in the forecast this week.  With several inches of rain…

Tygart Locks Down Rebels; Hogs Win 12th Consecutive SEC Home Series

Tygart Locks Down Rebels; Hogs Win 12th Consecutive SEC Home Series

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Brady Tygart emerged from the bullpen to throw three scoreless innings with five strikeouts, preserving No. 5 Arkansas’ series-clinching 4-3 win over Ole Miss (24-19, 7-14) on Sunday afternoon at Baum-Walker Stadium. The Razorbacks, 34-10 overall and 14-7 in SEC play on the year, extended their SEC-leading consecutive home series winning streak…

Apply for an Arkansas elk hunting permit beginning May 1

Apply for an Arkansas elk hunting permit beginning May 1

LITTLE ROCK – The application period for Arkansas’s public land elk hunting permits is open from 8 a.m., May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1. Hunters interested in pursuing Arkansas’s largest big-game animal can apply beginning May 1 at https://ar-web.s3licensing.com and select the Special Hunt Applications button to begin the process. Eighteen public land elk…

Arkansas food scientist lands USDA-NIFA grant to investigate low-moisture food processing safety

Arkansas food scientist lands USDA-NIFA grant to investigate low-moisture food processing safety

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Helping keep dry foods safe for consumption is the goal of an Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station researcher who was recently awarded a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Jennifer Acuff, assistant professor in food safety and microbiology with the University of Arkansas System Division…