• Always wear a properly-fitting helmet, riding gloves, long
sleeves and long pants.
“Another important safety tip is to take an ATV RiderCourse,” says Mike Klumpp, associate professor of 4-H youth development for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. “The 4-H office offers a half-day safety course in counties throughout the state.”
The Cooperative Extension Service 4-H ATV Safety Program currently doesn’t charge for this training, although a minimal user fee may be charged to cover expenses, such as equipment and facility use.
To find a RiderCourse in your county, visit www.uaex.edu, call the 4-H office at (501) 671-2059 or contact your county Extension agent for a course in your area.
“Before we started growing hybrid rice, we were averaging 30 to 35 barrels per acre,” Romaine says. “Now with RiceTec hybrid rice, we’re averaging between 52 and 55 barrels an acre on first crop and 20 barrels per acre on the ratoon crop, which also is an increase.”
Independent tests demonstrated that Honeywell’s new fertilizer is significantly more difficult to use as an explosive. When mixed with fuel oil, commonly used in an explosive, the new ammonium sulfate nitrate fertilizer did not detonate.
The new technology fuses ammonium sulfate with ammonium nitrate, providing both nitrogen and sulfur needed for efficient plant nutrition as well as enhanced safety, quality and storage characteristics for the fertilizer. For more information, please visit www.honeywell.com.
“Having two major hurricanes make landfall at harvest time has greatly impacted projected revenues for producers at a time in which increased input costs have left little margin for error,” Guidry says.
The LSU AgCenter economist says producers looking for financial management and disaster assistance information or who want individual farm financial consultation can call (225) 578-2266.
The first two J.E. McAlister scholarships were awarded this summer during the annual Cache River Valley (CRV) field day in Cash, Ark. To qualify for the scholarship, a student must be an Arkansas State University (ASU) agriculture major with at least a 3.0 grade point average.
CRV’s annual golf tournament, along with the support of other sponsors, have helped raise money for the endowments. All profits from the tournament are matched by Cache River Valley Seed.
“We are going to work with the College of Agriculture at ASU to make this a statewide event,” says CRV’s Randy Woodard. “In the past, we have held it mainly for CRV customers. We would now like to open it up for anyone who would like to give back to ASU in the way of scholarships. This past year, many seed companies, ag businesses, farmers and friends of Joe Mac’s played in the tournament. So far we have raised $60,000 for ASU.”