News & Media

VIDEO: An Earth Day Message

Watch a special Earth Day message from A.J. Hood, farm manager of Tillar & Company in Desha County about the use of solar energy. Farmers and ranchers are America’s original environmentalists, and they're producing more livestock, crops, fuel and fiber than ever before while using less water and land, improving biodiversity, and working to conserve more energy, soil and nutrients.
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VIDEO: Managing the Burn

Prescribed burning is process often used in agriculture, so Randy Brents, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission prescribed fire manager, took us out to observe a burn implemented on woodlands in Prairie County. He explained the process and shared some key information private landowners should know.
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AGCAST: Talking 2019 Cotton Crop

When it comes to cotton in Arkansas, few people know more than Bill Robertson, cotton extension agronomist for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. As spring planting season begins, Robertson spoke to us about last year's season and what farmers need to know to get the most out of their 2019 crop.
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Holderfield awarded Farm Bureau Vines Scholarship

Clayton Holderfield of Cabot (Lonoke County) is the 2019 recipient of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship. The award was announced at Arkansas State University’s Department of Media Student Honors Banquet in Jonesboro on April 4.
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AGCAST: Explaining FieldWatch & CropCheck

A new online pilot program known as CropCheck is being offered in partnership between FieldWatch and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast Victor Ford, Interim Associate Director for Agriculture and Natural Resources with the Division of Agriculture, explains FieldWatch and describes how the CropCheck program could help farmers prevent damage to their neighbor’s crops caused by pesticide application.
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VIDEO: Building Better Beef Cattle

Dr. Charles Looney is a beef cattle genetic improvement specialist at the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope. His mission is to improve the quality of Arkansas beef cattle through the use of technology, in particular artificial insemination. In this video Dr. Looney discusses the work he is doing at the center and how he is meeting with Arkansas cattlemen to encourage their use of A.I.
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VIDEO: Where's the Quality Beef?

Chase DeCoite, director of Beef Quality Assurance for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, took part in this week’s Animal Wellbeing Forum in Russellville, hosted by Arkansas Farm Bureau and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service. He took time to explain the importance and benefits to ranchers of participating in the Beef Quality Assurance Program.
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