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AGCAST: 2018 Tomato Production

Harvest of the 2018 commercial tomato crop is underway in southeast Arkansas. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, we catch up with John Gavin, staff chair of the Bradley County Cooperative Extension Service, to talk about this year's crop and why so many people eagerly anticipate their local, vine-ripened tomatoes each summer.
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VIDEO: Horticulture Field Day Highlights

See highlights from this year’s Horticulture Field Day held at the Southwest Research and Extension Center near Hope and hear what University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture experts had to say to fruit and vegetable growers from around the state.
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VIDEO: Arkansas Timber Production

Timber production in Arkansas is valued at more than $3 billion. Private landowners own almost 60 percent of the forestland in the state providing them a significant marketing and money-making opportunity. Hear from one Arkansas timber producer about his approach to succeeding in the industry.
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VIDEO: Is Farm to School for you?

The farm to school program has been around for more than a decade, but program administrators are still seeking more Arkansas produce growers to help supply local schools with fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables.
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PODCAST: Cold Bug Control

Subfreezing temperatures the past two weeks may actually be a blessing to Arkansas soybean producers and some other growers. The cold weather has helped reduce the troublesome redbanded stink bug population in the state. In this conversation, Dr. Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas Extension entomologist, says that while mild winters the past couple of years has allowed the stink bug to thrive in the state, that shouldn’t be the case in 2018.
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