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VOL. 127 | NO. 118 | Monday, June 18, 2012

USDA Announces Conservation Project for Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced several projects aimed at protecting natural resources in the Mississippi River basin in Arkansas.

Officials announced Thursday that farmers and landowners in parts of Crittenden, Cross, Mississippi and Poinsett counties have until July 1 to apply for financial assistance to implement conservation practices through the Lower St. Francis Mississippi River Basin Health Watershed Initiative.

The goal is to reduce the nutrient loss from agricultural land used to grow rice and soybeans through improved nutrient use efficiency and reduced runoff from fields.

Part of the focus of the conservation efforts will be improved irrigation water management.

The Agriculture Department says landowners interested in the project should contact Natural Resources Conservation Service field centers in one of the four counties or go online to www.ar.nrcs.usda.gov.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 83 405 4,276
MORTGAGES 104 424 4,814
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 68 749
BUILDING PERMITS 148 883 10,151
BANKRUPTCIES 53 264 3,149
BUSINESS LICENSES 46 201 2,092
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 21 122 1,246
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 94 808