No Fee Increases to Get Boll Weevils Out of Region 8 Cotton Fields

MAY 13, 2005 - Posted at 7:38 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - No fee increases to get boll weevils out of Arkansas cotton fields.

The state Plant Board decided yesterday that it would keep the feed at $14 per acre.

Last month, the committee rejected a request from the Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation to increase the 2005 assessment rate in the Northeast Delta Zone, which includes Mississippi County and eastern Craighead County.

Proposals would have put the fees at $18.68 per acre.

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