The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Livestock and Poultry Commission met today and took the following actions:
The commission approved proposed rules that would allow the issuance of permits for the use of aircraft in the eradication of feral hogs. Feral hog airborne eradication permits may only be used for the protection of land, water, wildlife, livestock, domestic animals, timber, human life or crops.
The commission approved proposed rule changes to the disbursement of state funds for fairs and livestock shows program. The rule changes include moving the deadline for submission of application forms from May 30 to March 1, and authorizing a method of allocating surplus construction funds.
The AAD is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation.