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AGCAST: Healthier Calves in the Natural State

In this AgCast interview, Shane Gadberry, animal science professor with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, explains the Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program, its GoGreen tags and how it could lead to healthier calves.
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AGCAST: Honoring Member Service Representatives

Member Service Representatives from county Farm Bureaus across Arkansas came together in Little Rock recently for their biennial conference. The event included a “Service Awards” recognition program honoring some of these "MSRs" for their years of service to the organization. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, honoree Ann Davis of Fordyce reflects on her career and the important role MSRs play for Farm Bureau members.
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AGCAST: Outgoing FFA President Brady Gentry

The Arkansas FFA organization held its 91st convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center April 23-25. It was the final event for Brady Gentry as president and leader of the state officer team. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, Brady shares how being president has prepared him for the future and how being involved in FFA helps young people become better citizens and adults.
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AGCAST: Olson Water Buffalo Tour

Tom and Shannon Olson have been raising water buffalo on their Turkey Creek ranch near Texarkana for almost 30 years and they recently hosted a tour for students from Genoa Central High School. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Ken Moore visited with Tom Olson and Kimberly Leigh, FFA Advisor and Vo-Ag instructor at Genoa Central about this unique breed and what the students learned from the visit.
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VIDEO & AGCAST: Freeze Hits Peaches Hard

Several hours of subfreezing temperatures the morning of April 8 damaged much of Joey Jamison’s peach crop and likely that of other peach and berry growers in Arkansas. It’s too early to know the full extent of losses, but Jamison says that, while much of his crop was lost, he believes some of his young peaches survived. Watch and listen to learn more.
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Arkansas AgCast: Gnat Nightmare

Karen Rowe, Arkansas County equine enthusiast and biologist with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, visited with our Keith Sutton about the hordes of buffalo gnats wreaking havoc with horses, livestock, poultry and wildlife in the Delta of eastern Arkansas. These blood-sucking black flies are so numerous this year they are killing many animals, and right now there's no end in sight.
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Arkansas AgCast: Saving the Sparta Aquifer

After reaching critically low levels in the 1990s, water table levels in the Sparta Aquifer in south Arkansas are being recharged thanks to a countywide campaign undertaken by the Union County Water Conservation Board, the local Chamber of Commerce and other area organizations. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Ken Moore sat down with two of the key leaders of the campaign to save the aquifer to discuss their efforts and the results.
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Arkansas AgCast: Why Wagyu?

Brett Ausley is a young cattleman producing and marketing Wagyu beef on his family ranch in Hot Spring County. He got into Wagyu about five years ago and he’s selling it directly to consumers through social media and to local restaurants. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, this entrepreneurial young rancher shares what led him to pursue this niche, premium market.
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PODCAST: Connecting Consumers & Farmers

Krista Cupp, vice president of The Herald Group in Washington, D.C. was selected to be the keynote speaker during both days of the Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference in North Little Rock, and with good reason. She's been working for years to help close the gap between food producers and consumers. Hear how she thinks women in agriculture can positively change how farmers and farming are viewed by the world.
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PODCAST: Potential Tariff Trouble

President Donald Trump's new tariffs on certain imported steel and aluminum could potentially have a significant, negative impact on Arkansas agriculture. Eric Wailes, distinguished professor of economics for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, explains what it all means and what the financial impact might be for Arkansas farmers and ranchers.
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