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PODCAST: Dealing with black vultures

Black vultures are a persistent problem for some farmers around the state. The population of these aggressive vultures has increased in recent years and this has led to an increase in property damage and livestock loss. Learn more about this issue and potential solutions in our latest podcast.
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ArFB support for C&H Hog Farms non-political

The Arkansas Farm Bureau’s support for C&H Hog Farms lies firmly in the organization’s foundational support for private property rights and right-to-farm laws, as defined by its grass-roots, member-developed policy.
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Update on C&H Hog Farm

The state Pollution Control and Ecology Commission voted in an emergency meeting Wednesday, Jan. 17, to grant a stay that will enable C&H Hog Farms to continue to operate.
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VIDEO: Caring for Animals in the Cold

Luke Alston, poultry grower and cattle rancher near Mena, explains what he did to ensure the safety of his animals during a week of bitter, freezing temperatures in Arkansas.
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PODCAST: Cattle Industry Outlook for 2018

The U.S. cattle industry is producing more beef than at any time in history and demand for it continues to expand domestically and around the world. In this conversation, Dr. Darrell Peel, a livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, discusses the current state of the industry and what cattlemen may expect entering the new year.
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PODCAST & VIDEO: Drought hits ranchers, winter wheat

Arkansas has been experiencing drought conditions since September, and the month of November was the driest on record for many counties. The lack of rainfall is limiting the amount of pasture available to ranchers for grazing herds and preventing some from planting winter wheat. Hear more about the drought problems from two UA Extension experts and a Polk County rancher.
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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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