Pilot program covers 23 more counties in state

USDA expands farmer help

Posted: February 3, 2014 at 5 a.m.

A U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative that began four years ago as a pilot program in 25 Arkansas counties has expanded into 23 more counties, department officials announced.

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