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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: The State of Rice

In the conversation Michael Klein of the USA Rice Federation updates the situation concerning rice trade with China and why protecting the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada is so important.
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PODCAST: UAM’s Bob Stark on Collegiate Farm Bureau, tomatoes & more

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has a vibrant and successful Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter that is allowing agriculture majors to learn more about Farm Bureau and develop leadership skills. Hear faculty advisor Bob Stark discuss the program and their research on heirloom tomatoes.
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PODCAST: Veterans 4 Ag Summit

The first Veterans 4 Ag Summit will be held Friday, Oct. 6 on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. In this podcast, we discuss the focus of the summit and how it can connect veterans with farmers and ranchers who can answer their questions about starting their own farming operation.
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Delta School Garden, Integrated Learning

The mission of the Delta School in Wilson, Arkansas is to nourish every child’s strengths so each child is able to form healthy relationships, discover meaningful work, and make unique contributions to the world. The school’s state-of-the-art garden classroom allows all levels of learners to participate in the school garden initiative.
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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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