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    Arkansas: Farmer Roundtable Discussion, Lonoke, July 29

    Young rice at flood. ©Debra L Ferguson

    The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is hosting a roundtable discussion and economic overview for crop and livestock producers on July 29 at the Lonoke Extension Center.

    “Constant rain, low commodity prices and tariffs mean 2019 will probably be remembered as one of the most difficult for farmers,” said Vic Ford, who heads up the agricultural and natural resources section of the Cooperative Extension Service. “We want to hear farmers’ concerns to help guide how we can best help.”

    Scott Stiles, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, “will provide an economic overview of the farm economy and impacts from the rainy spring and remnants of tropical system Barry,” Ford said.

    The Division of Agriculture representatives will moderate the roundtable, which begins at 11:30 a.m. U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, who represents Arkansas’ 1st District, which encompasses much of the Delta, will be on hand to hear farmer concerns.

    The Lonoke Extension Center is located at 2001 U.S. Highway 70 East in Lonoke.

    Lunch will be served.




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