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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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VIDEO: Ginning Up Capacity

The expansion and reopening of cotton gins may be signs of a cotton revival in Arkansas. Watch to see how a McGehee cotton gin is expanding to meet growing demand.
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PODCAST: Specialty Crops Update

Steve Morgan, his son Mark and their families own and operate Peach Pickin’ Paradise near Clarksville. They attended Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Specialty Crops Summer Division Meeting on June 14, and in this conversation they discuss issues facing the fruit and vegetable industry, the quality of their crop this year and more.
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PODCAST: Crop Insurance Update for Flooded Farms

The Federal Risk Management Agency distributed updated "practical to replant" guidance in response to questions from farmers whose crops were destroyed by recent flooding, particularly rice farmers. In our latest podcast, Brandy Carroll, ArFB assistant director of commodity activities and market information, explains what this guidance could mean for Arkansas farmers.
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