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AgCast for Sept. 19

On this week’s edition, we’ll be talking about a variety of topics, from the importance of women in agriculture to the business of agricultural lending and banking. We also talk to the coach of an award-winning rodeo team and discuss a major donation of rice to the Arkansas Food Bank.
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VIDEO: Bringing in the Rice Harvest

Harvest season is in full swing, so we visited Tollville rice farmer Mason Sickel to capture some of the hard work that's happening in the fields right now.
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Harvest Season Road Safety

Harvest season is here and that means large farm equipment and trucks on roadways around Arkansas. We've put together some basic safety tips for drivers and for farmers who will be operating equipment or transporting equipment and crops on local highways and streets.
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VIDEO: Timber Industry Trouble?

After experiencing a six-year period of economic expansion, the Arkansas timber and wood products industry is slowing down, signaled by the closing of two mills in south Arkansas. We spoke to some industry experts about the impact of the closings on Ashley and Union County communties and their thoughts on the severity and length of the slowdown.
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VIDEO: Rice Month Food Donation

In honor of National Rice Month and Rice Month in Arkansas, the Arkansas rice industry makes a donation to the Arkansas Foodbank each year. We attended this year's donation ceremony at the Food Bank headquarters in Little Rock and spoke with Rhonda Sanders, CEO of the Food Bank and Dan Hosman, Craighead County rice farmer and chair of the Arkansas Rice Council.
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VIDEO: What are "Share Grounds"?

We talked to Leigh Ann Bullington at the Cooperative Extension Service to learn more about the Share Grounds Project, a new, grant-funded approach to creating certified kitchens and distribution centers for use by local farmers at the Woodruff, Cleveland and Searcy county fairgrounds.
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AgCast: UAPB Ag program, Feral Hogs & Rep. Bruce Westerman

On this week’s edition, we have some interesting and in-depth interviews about critical issues in Arkansas agriculture, including news from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's agriculture program, the latest on efforts to combat feral hogs and a conversation with Arkansas’s 4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman.
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