Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up until Feb. 12. The competitive program, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes.
Just as 2020 drew to a close Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed executive order 20-54, which order provides relief to employers by excluding unemployment claims during the second quarter of 2020 in the calculation of employer UI tax rates.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... and it did just that. Though a little too late for Christmas, the feel of the new year took on a positive edge for many as they considered the future through a veil of flakes Sunday night and a fluffy, white blanket Monday morning.
For those needing certification or recertification, the Ashley County Extension Office will be conducting six PAT (Pesticide Applicator Training) in person sessions in 2021. These classes will be limited to nine per class; attendees will be required to call and reserve a seat at 870-853-2080…
2020 was an extraordinary year, by almost any measure. And although the past 12 months were filled with many challenges and setbacks, some sectors of the economy — including many Arkansas row crops — saw better outcomes than anyone could have predicted.
Crossett’s Russell Roy “R.R.” Reynolds will be one of six inductees into Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame during 2021 due to leadership and service to the state’s largest business sector.
Consumer confidence in COVID-19 management measures will be a key factor for the U.S. economy in 2021, John Anderson, economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said.
Heart2Heart Connections has been approved for a $10,000 grant by the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) 2020 Cares Act Funding. The grant award would allow Heart2Heart Connections to provide approximately 200 meals for its Dinner In A Basket program for families in Wilmot during the…
The Hamburg City Council voted last week to change the police department’s use-of-force policy to prohibit the use of chokeholds.
Give this year’s Christmas tree another life after the yuletide celebrations by donating it to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Habitat for the Holidays program.
Ashley County Tax Collector Lori Pennington announced the use of new software intended to allow taxpayers to view current or delinquent statements and historical taxes, pay in real time, change their mailing address, download a receipt, email the collector, and connect with her office’s Face…
Multiple area fire departments responded Monday morning to a house fire on Cason Road in West Crossett. Working together first responders from Crossett, West Crossett, and Unity-Frost Prairie departments were largely able to contain the fire to the roof. Everyone was able to get out of the h…
Sledding through evergreens is a traditional and idyllic Christmas theme celebrated this year by the residents of 312 S. Cherry St. in Hamburg. The tree farm setting sets this front porch apart from others in the neighborhood.
Bird-watching enthusiasts across the nation will be keeping their eyes to the skies from Dec. 14-Jan. 5, those are the dates for the 121st annual Christmas Bird Count conducted by the National Audubon Society.
Ashley County Farm Service Agency has announced that the deadline to certify planted acreage for fall-seeded crops is Dec. 15. Fall-seeded crops include wheat and oats. Planting dates are required as part of the certification process. Acreage under the Conservation Reserve Program should be …
The 2020 Christmas season is escorted in with floats and riders Saturday during the annual Christmas in Crossett parade. This year's Hamburg Holidays parade was canceled due to lack of participation, but the Chamber is hopeful it will return in 2021.
As the calendar rolls into December many Hamburg residents are getting into the holiday spirit by decorating their homes for Christmas just as this family at 507 Jefferson has done with multiple Christmas trees, garland, and ribbon displaying their cheer.
In Hamburg’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, the city is planning to receive approximately $19,000 less in general fund revenue than it budgeted for in 2020. The proposal also tells a story of an administration that has kept its expenses in check in a year when revenue has been down.
For the second year in a row, the average cost of the classic Thanksgiving meal reflected a modest decrease, according to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 35th annual survey of items included in the holiday feast. This year’s meal could cost $57.14 for a family of 10, down 61 cents from last year’s av…
Turkey, dressing and football may be at the front of people’s thoughts during the Thanksgiving holiday, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has another tradition some people may want to take part in. The AGFC’s Family and Community Fishing Program has been busy stocking rainbow trout i…
Ashley County Quorum Court adopted an ordinance to provide for the levy of ad valorem taxes of real and personal property for the year 2020 during its monthly meeting last week.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging the public to make fire safety a priority when preparing this year’s Thanksgiving feast. The association’s latest Home Cooking Fires report shows that Thanksgiving is the peak day for U.S. home cooking fires followed by the day before…
Arkansas families have begun making their Thanksgiving holiday preparations. For many Arkansans, the plans include highway travel across the state or nation. Local and state law enforcement officers always wish the safest travels for all, but inevitably the festivities are cut short for some…
Due to the effects of COVID-19 and a desire to keep everyone healthy and safe, Ashley County Salvation Army will make changes to this year’s Christmas Bell Ringing Campaign.
The nation’s unemployment level continued to fall sharply from its April pandemic peak, clocking in at 6.9 percent in October, according to the Employment Situation report for October from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department, joined by Pro Med and various county volunteers, hosts a trick or treat on the square on Saturday. Trick or Treaters got to meet the fire dog and load up on candy at each truck.
Consumer spending inched upward again while total savings began to shrink in September, according to the monthly Personal Income and Outlays report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Hamburg City Council has approved restructuring the offices in city hall to better protect employees from exposure to COVID-19, though Mayor Dane Weindorf also said that the changes will be more convenient for utility customers in the long run.
Ashley County Judge Jim Hudson announced last week that the county would be getting approximately $820,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money.
A former Hamburg student will be recognized next week at the 93rd Future Farmers of America Convention and Expo for receiving one of the highest achievements in the FFA program.
Ashley County Quorum Court has decided to pursue legal action against a local business that owes tens of thousands of dollars to the Ashley County Landfill.
Former deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, reacts to video of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol and compares it to the 2012 attack on the US compound in Benghazi, Libya.
Former FBI Senior Intelligence Adviser Philip Mudd lambasts President Trump for his role inciting the riot at the US Capitol and says Trump is a "charismatic spark" that has accelerated extremism around the world.