A mandate previously announced by the APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) division of the USDA requiring certain cattle and bison that cross state lines to be tagged with an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) ear tag, has been revoked and is no longer set to take effect. This announcement was made on March 23rd, 2021, by the USDA.
The roughly two-month dry period during the summer of 2022 has been the worst drought in 10 years. While it has had an impact on all Arkansans, the drought has hit livestock and hay producers across the state especially hard. Livestock such as cattle, horses, sheep, goats and llamas rely on forages (grass, hay and other plants) for most or, in some cases, all of their diet, and this year’s drought has caused significant loss of forage availability statewide.
Official program for both the 2022 Officers & Leaders meeting and YF&R convention to be held in Rogers July 20-23.
See all of the benefits of and packages available for the annual Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation Trap Shoot Fundraiser.