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VIDEO: One-Stop Rice Shop

Ralston Family Farms in Atkins is unique. Tim Ralston and his family recently added a rice mill to their operation, giving them control of almost all aspects of the farm-to-table cycle – growing the rice and harvesting it, and then packaging and marketing it to consumers.
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AGCAST: Chasing a Forestry Championship

The Bradley County 4-H Forestry Team has won the past two national forestry championships, but this year a team from Calhoun County will represent Arkansas and attempt to win the state’s third national title in a row. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Jaret Rushing, staff chair for the county Cooperative Extension Service and team coach, and 4-H team member Evan Beaver sat down to discuss what it would mean to bring home the championship.
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VIDEO: U.S. Rep. French Hill & ArFB President Randy Veach

ArFB President Randy Veach visited Washington, D.C. to meet with officials and members of the Arkansas delegation to talk about trade, tariffs, the new Farm Bill and other critical agriculture issues. Watch his in-depth discussion with U.S. Rep. French Hill of Arkansas's 2nd District.
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AGCAST: Trade Troubles Hit Ag

The U.S. began imposing tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports July 6 and China has announced it will retaliate with $34 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods, including soybeans and other key agricultural commodities. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast Matt King, director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Arkansas Farm Bureau explains the impacts this trade battle is already having on agricultural commodities and American farmers and ranchers.
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VIDEO: Old School Solution

With extreme heat and the ongoing challenges with weed control technologies like dicamba, some farmers are going “old school” with their efforts to keep fields clear of invasive plants. See how one soybean grower is approaching the challenge of pigweed this summer.
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VIDEO: Rows & Ranches on Milking

The final video from our visit to Simon Brothers' Dairy in Faulkner County gets to the good stuff: Milk. Watch the brothers discuss the work that goes into producing the milk and how it gets from the farm to your local store shelves.
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AGCAST: Summer Food Price Survey Released

While farmers and ranchers continue to endure depressed market prices, consumer food prices remain very affordable, according to American Farm Bureau’s annual Summer Cookout Survey. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast Dr. John Newton, director of market intelligence for American Farm Bureau, discusses the survey results and what consumers can expect as they shop for their 4th of July cookouts.
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