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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: The Story of a Foundation Donation

Arkansas Farm Bureau has launched the Farm Bureau Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) fundraising arm. The first organization to receive support from the Foundation was the Arkansas chapter of the American Red Cross. In this conversation, Chuck Tucker of Arkansas Farm Bureau and Lori McFarlane of the Red Cross discuss why the Foundation was created and how it can help charitable organizations like the Red Cross in a time of need.
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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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PODCAST: Telling the Farming Side

South Dakota ranchers Troy and Stacy Hadrick were keynote speakers at the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Officers & Leaders conference in Hot Springs. The couple travels the U.S. and the globe speaking to farmers and ranchers about "telling the farming story." Hear about their mission and why they are so passionate about it.
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PODCAST: Top Issues in Ag Law

Hear about the current hot-button legal issues in agriculture from Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agriculture Law Center based at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Pittman discuses the upcoming Farm Bill, commodity checkoff programs, herbicide use and more.
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PODCAST: Interview with AFBF President Zippy Duvall

Arkansas Farm Bureau played host to the Farm Bureau National Commodity Conference in Rogers on July 16-18. American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall spoke at the event and we talked with him about the challenges facing agriculture in the second half of the year, such a working to ensure the 2018 Farm Bill will include an adequate safety net for all agricultural producers.
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PODCAST: Spreading Nutrition Knowledge

Listen as Rosemary Rodibaugh, professor of nutrition with the UA Division of Agriculture, discusses the programs Family and Consumer Science educators are using to teach the public about maintaining a healthy diet.
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PODCAST: Holiday Cookout Costs

The results of the American Farm Bureau’s annual survey on what it costs to prepare the traditional 4th of July barbecue dinner with "all the fixins" has been released, so we talked to Dr. John Newton, AFBF director of market intelligence about the survey findings and why U.S. food prices remain so affordable.
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PODCAST: Seeking Future Vets at 4H Vet Science Camp

A group of 55 teenagers from around the state recently participated in a three-day Arkansas 4-H Veterinary Science Camp at the University of Arkansas. They took part in a variety of hands-on sessions with veterinarians including honeybees, horses and cattle. Veterinarian Lloyd Keck of West Fork participated in the camp and shared his thoughts on the value of the camp and need for more large animal veterinarians.
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