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AgCast for Oct. 9

On this week’s edition, we have interviews with State Senator Gary Stubblefield of District 6 and District 74 Representative Jon Eubanks about post-flood assessment of critical levees. We also talk to Poinsett County farmer Scott Matthews about his use of ag technology and we get an update from Jefferson County farmer Wes McNulty on how his season has turned out after flooding earlier this year.
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VIDEO: Here Comes the Cotton

The cotton harvest is in full swing in Arkansas. St. Francis County farmers Jim and Caleb Jones of Palestine invited us to follow their pickers in the field to capture video of how it's done.
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VIDEO: Fall Fun on the Farm

Cooler temperatures are bringing famlies and school field trips to Peebles Farm near Augusta in Woodruff County. Youngsters and grown-ups alike can explore the corn maze, pick pumpkins, take wagon rides or enjoy any of the numerous activities at this unique "agritourism" destination. Hear Katie Peebles describe how they prepare the maze and get the farm ready for fall visitors.
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VIDEO: Continuing a Tradition, Building New Foundations

Derek Helms' family has been milking cows on his farm near Arkadelphia since 1907. The 5th-generation farmer has kept the family business going, despite challenges that have forced many in Arkansas out of the dairy industry. He leads the Clark County Farm Bureau and is working hard to ensure younger generations will have opportunities to farm and ranch in the state as well.
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VIDEO: Building with Black Baldy Cattle

We spent the afernoon with Logan County cattle rancher and poultry grower Brian Weisenfels and he told us about his recent investment in Black Baldy cattle from Montana and his plans to use them for building a new herd.
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AgCast for Oct. 3

On this week’s edition, we have interviews with the CEO of a new agricultural start-up in Northwest Arkansas, a rancher and poultry grower in Logan County, the new head of the National Pork Board and a representative of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, who tells us about an organization for students from primarily rural communities.
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VIDEO: C.A. Vines 4-H Center

The Pulaski County Master Gardeners are utilizing a grant from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation to develop a "showplace" garden at the C.A. Vines 4-H Center in Ferndale. Still a "Work in Progress," Kathy Ratcliffe shares what they have accomplished so far, and how the garden complements the mission of the 4-H Center.
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VIDEO: A Year Without Crops

Jackie Prince has been farming in the Prairie County community of Biscoe for 40 years, starting with working for his grandfather as a teenager. He describes this year as one of the most challenging he's faced, because weather prevented him from planting his rice and soybeans.
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VIDEO: The Livestock Lifestyle

Larry Blasdel raises cattle in the hills of Marion County and, despite industry challenges, he wouldn't have it any other way. He shares the story of his family business and spending a lifetime in the livestock business.
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