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PODCAST: Smoke Management Guidelines

Listen to our interview with Arkansas Farm Bureau State Board Member Jon Carroll of Moro as he discusses the work of the Voluntary Smoke Management Guidelines Task Force recently formed by the state’s rice industry. Task force members are working together to find ways farmers can voluntarily manage this smoke from field burning to reduce the possibility of any associated health and environmental impacts.
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PODCAST: Cold Bug Control

Subfreezing temperatures the past two weeks may actually be a blessing to Arkansas soybean producers and some other growers. The cold weather has helped reduce the troublesome redbanded stink bug population in the state. In this conversation, Dr. Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas Extension entomologist, says that while mild winters the past couple of years has allowed the stink bug to thrive in the state, that shouldn’t be the case in 2018.
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PODCAST: The Farm Babe on Food Myths

Michelle Miller, a popular blogger and speaker known as "The Farm Babe," spoke at the 99th Annual American Farm Bureau Convention in Nashville. We caught up to her after her presentation for a discussion about some common food myths, how farmers can connect with consumers and more.
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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: Riced Vegetable Controversy

We sat down with Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward to discuss the rise of "riced" vegetable products and the problematic way these products are being marketed to consumers.
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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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UPDATED: Video and podcast with the 2017 Farm Family of the Year

Luke and Deedee Alston of Polk County, owners of Holly Springs Homestead near Mena, were named the 2017 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. After receiving the award, they took time to share what the honor means to them and how they will use this platform to educate visitors to the homestead about why agriculture is so important to Arkansas.
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PODCAST: Allen Talks Communication Boot Camp

Magen Allen of Bismarck is a member of the Arkansas Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee and participated in the 2017 American Farm Bureau Women's Communication Boot Camp. She took time during the ArFB annual convention to discuss her experience and why it’s important for women to become better advocates for agriculture.
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VIDEO & PODCAST: Overcoming Generational Differences

Leading Across Generations was the theme of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 83rd annual convention. Keynote speaker Haydn Shaw, an expert on generational differences, discussed how farming and ranching families can overcome the challenges that arise when multiple generations work together. Watch to hear more from Shaw and Arkansas farmers.
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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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