- Associated Press - Friday, November 10, 2017

BRINKLEY, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Rice Farmers board has approved the establishment of a task force that will look to address concerns, consider farmer burning plans and develop smoke management guidelines.

The Jonesboro Sun reports that the task force was formed by members of the Arkansas Rice Industry at a meeting Tuesday.

Arkansas Rice Federation executive director Lauren Waldrip Ward says that the burning season is nearly finished, but that the board wants to address the issue as soon as possible.

The federation is partnering with the Arkansas Agriculture Department and the Arkansas Prescribed Fire Council and other row crop partners to create the voluntary guidelines.

The guidelines will be based on a model from the state Prescribed Fire Council that’s already in place.


Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide