Industry News

California State Water Project makes initial allocations

San Luis Reservoir

The California Department of Water Resources announced an initial 2016 water allocation of 10 percent for customers of the State Water Project. The allocation could be increased or decreased, depending on precipitation received this winter. The Department of Water Resources, which operates the project, will make monthly announcements about the supply situation. Read More »

Industry News

NRCS Awards UA Grant to Help Healthy Soils, Happy Rice effort The Natural Resources Conservation Service has awarded the University of Arkansas a $75,000 Conservation Innovation Grant to study the benefits of winter cover crops for rice. The funds will be used by the university’s Healthy Soils, Happy Rice effort to demonstrate how winter cover crops can improve soil health ... Read More »

Louisiana seeks Hall of Distinction nominations

Louisiana Hall of Distinction

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Louisiana Hall of Distinction award. Founded in 2013, the award is a cooperative effort among the Louisiana Radio Network, the Louisiana State University AgCenter, and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Read More »

Arkansas Century Farm Applications Due May 31

The Arkansas Agriculture Department would like to remind potential applicants that it is accepting applications for the 2015 Arkansas Century Farm program. The program recognizes Arkansas’s rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The program is voluntary and places no restrictions on the land. Since the program’s inception ... Read More »

Industry News April 2015

Michael Danna Dies at 54 Michael Danna, director of public relations for the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and host of the organization’s long-running agricultural television program “This Week in Louisiana Agriculture” died March 6, 2015, in Baton Rouge. He was 54. In June 1985, Mike became the editor of “The Louisiana Farm Bureau News,” the official publication of the Louisiana ... Read More »

Industry News for Feb. 2015

New Clearfield Variety Offers Improved Quality Horizon Ag announces the launch of a new, high-yielding semi-dwarf Clearfield variety with significant improvements to cooking quality. Developed by Mississippi State University, the new CL163 is an example of the efforts made by Horizon Ag and its university partners to improve not only yield potential and production practices, but also the quality of ... Read More »