Cattle ranchers in northern and western Arkansas are dealing with a feed shortage, and row crop farmers in east Arkansas are struggling to keep their fields adequately irrigated, according to state agriculture officials and local cooperative managers.
A stop-gap measure to keep Arkansas’ tire recycling program running fell through on Friday, meaning scrap tire piles will keep growing in large sections of the state.
The group is seeking anyone who cares about public lands, whether it’s a Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school groups, employee groups, fishing clubs, scuba clubs, church groups or individuals.
The ADEQ records reveal that the Feb. 23 spill was a mixture of 6,000 gallons of hazardous waste that is greater than 90 percent water. To put 6,000 gallons into perspective, the average Arkadelphia resident uses about 4,000 gallons of water in a month. The spill happened when a storage tank valve was left open, and the mixture poured onto the clay and gravel on site.
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Abandoned Pesticide Program collected 146,867 pounds of unwanted pesticides in seven counties during Spring 2022 collection events.
In recognition of National Arbor Day, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division will be hosting giveaways of bare root seedlings at various locations across the state each Friday from March 18 through April 29.
Participation in a collection event is free and anonymous to anyone. Commonly collected items include old/outdated pesticides such as calcium arsenate, 2,4,5-T, sodium cyanide, lindane, and chlordane, as well as registered pesticides unusable because they have been exposed to the elements or have been held over from previous growing seasons such as glyphosate products and 2,4-D.