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VIDEO: The JV Farms Story

Jay Lee's family has been farming in the Bismarck community of Hot Spring County since the 1800s. Now Jay and his wife Valorie are continuing the multi-generation family legacy with JV Farms Homestead, where they sell their pork, dairy, eggs and produce direct to customers on the farm and at farmers markets in central Arkansas.
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VIDEO: The Most Challenging Season Yet?

Abraham Carpenter Jr. talks about how weather has made this perhaps the most difficult planting season he's faced during his decades of growing produce. Carpenter and his family run Carpenter Produce, multi-generational farm in Lincoln County that has been in operation for more than 50 years.
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AgCast: Levee Breaches Lead to Crop Loss

Jessica Hamilton and her husband, Cory, farm in the Paris Bottoms of the Arkansas River in Logan County. The couple lost their entire crop of wheat, corn and soybeans when a federal levee along the river was breached during the recent river flood. Hear their story in our latest AgCast.
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VIDEO: Fighting the Flood

Bayou Meto farmer Steve Orlicek describes the impact of Arkansas River flooding and his efforts to save his family farm for future generations.
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Winners Named in 2019 Dairy Foods Contest

Sixteen-year-old Faith Fritch of Hiwasse and 18-year-old Kalin Key of El Dorado bested five other finalists in their respective categories in the 2019 Arkansas Farm Bureau Dairy Foods Contest June 6 at the state fairgrounds in Little Rock. Fritch’s Salted Caramel Mini Cheesecakes recipe won in the “Party Ideas” competition, while Key’s Almost Cajun Creamy Shrimp and Grits dish earned the top spot in the “Main Dishes” category.
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VIDEO: Grim Forecast for River Valley Farmers

As the Arkansas River floodwaters started to rise, Conway County farmer Robert Stobaugh took time to explain to us what he and other farmers along the river are dealing with and the long-term challenges they will face if the water remains high for weeks.
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