Arkansas http://redriverradio.org en U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor disheartened by farm bill status http://redriverradio.org/post/us-sen-mark-pryor-disheartened-farm-bill-status <p>The U.S. Senate and House have two dramatically different versions of a federal farm bill, and that&nbsp;comes as&nbsp;a disappointment to U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas.&nbsp;The Democrat backed a bipartisan Senate version passed last month. Pryor said he feels pressure from lobbies that oppose the farm bill and are trying to divide the Arkansas delegation.</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:51:21 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 31064 at http://redriverradio.org U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor disheartened by farm bill status South Arkansas historian presents lecture on prohibition http://redriverradio.org/post/south-arkansas-historian-presents-lecture-prohibition <p>Eighty years after the repeal of prohibition, author and historian Ben Johnson will present a program on Arkansas’ history of regulating alcohol manufacturing, sales and consumption. Johnson is a history professor at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, and author of “John Barleycorn Must Die: The War Against Drink in Arkansas.” Johnson said the tug-of-war over alcohol in dry counties still prevails.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:25:41 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 24782 at http://redriverradio.org South Arkansas historian presents lecture on prohibition Arkansas benefits from USDA watershed funds http://redriverradio.org/post/arkansas-benefits-usda-watershed-funds <p>The&nbsp;U.S. Agriculture Department has allocated $4.3 million for nine watershed projects in Arkansas. The&nbsp;goal is to improve&nbsp;water quality in the Mississippi River basin. The USDA&#39;s&nbsp;Natural Resources Conservation Service&nbsp;Chief Dave White says the&nbsp;program will dramatically improve the quality of water flowing into the Gulf&nbsp;of Mexico. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:23:29 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 12964 at http://redriverradio.org Arkansas benefits from USDA watershed funds SouthArk receives its largest gift ever from a single donor http://redriverradio.org/post/southark-receives-its-largest-gift-ever-single-donor <p>South Arkansas&nbsp;Community College was&nbsp;one of 40 nonprofit groups to receive&nbsp;a gift&nbsp;from&nbsp;the&nbsp;$11 million&nbsp;estate of a Fort Smith, Ark., accountant.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:21:08 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 5001 at http://redriverradio.org