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PODCAST: Thanksgiving Meal Costs Down in the U.S.

For the third year in a row, it will cost consumers in Arkansas and across the country a little less to prepare the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Hear why in our new podcast about the American Farm Bureau's 32nd annual survey of Thanksgiving meal costs.
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PODCAST: ArFB State Resolutions Meeting 2017

Resolutions are submitted by each county Farm Bureau that are discussed and approved for consideration by voting delegates at the organization’s annual business session. Jeff Pitchford, Director of State Affairs for Arkansas Farm Bureau, explains the importance of the resolutions process.
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PODCAST: Arkansas State Fair Livestock Show Wrap-Up

The Arkansas State Fair Livestock Show ends with the annual Junior Livestock Auction or Premium Sale. In this conversation, Sherman Lites, State Fair Livestock Administrator, explains how having their animals judged during the event is an important learning experience for Arkansas youth.
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VIDEO: Pecan Purpose

Through years of ups and downs and a near-death experience, 55-year-old Billy Wilchman of Conway County has tried a number of agricultural enterprises – hogs, cattle, poultry, produce, even fresh water prawns and earthworms. But he settled on what he loves most, growing pecans. Lots of pecans.
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PODCAST: Irrigation Funds Dry Up

The Grand Prairie and Bayou Meto surface water irrigation projects are on hold, waiting for additional funding in order to deliver water from the White and Arkansas rivers to farmers. In this conversation, two project leaders – Dennis Carman and Tom Fortner – discuss the challenges with the projects and how they're hoping a public-private partnership will provide needed funding to complete them.
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