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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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PODCAST: Dicamba Field Trials Update

University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture weed scientists Jason Norsworthy, Tom Barber and Bob Scott have conducted field trials to determine the volatility of dicamba-based products Engenia and XtendiMax on soybeans.
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PODCAST: National Farmers Market Week

Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed August 6-12 Farmers Market Week in Arkansas. In this conversation, Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward discusses the important role farmers markets play in local communities.
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PODCAST: Ag Tech in the Air

Satellite imagery and unmanned aerial systems are transforming the way farmers and ranchers are scouting their fields for disease and improving crop yield. Terry Spurlock, a plant pathologist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, discussed this topic at Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Officers and Leaders Conference in Hot Springs. In this podcast, he talks about how this technology will help producers save time and money and improve their operations.
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