UA releases preliminary drought report
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Drought’s impact on Arkansas row crop production was minimal compared with other states, but it accelerated beef cattle herd reductions and drove increases in hay prices, according to a preliminary economic impact report released Friday by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
The report outlines drought’s effects on field crop and livestock production, commodity prices, consumer food prices, as well as pressure on the state’s water supplies. READ MORE …
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