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Q&A: Fighting the Feral Hog Problem

Following our recent Arkansas AgCast interview, we continue our discussion with Pike County's Darwin Hendrix about his role on the state's Feral Hog Eradication Task Force and what the future holds for the fight against feral hogs in Arkansas.
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AGCAST: Training Future Foresters

In Clark County and across southwest Arkansas, the need for certified trained loggers is about to increase with construction of the announced Sun Bio pulp plant near Arkadelphia. With this in mind the local school system, along with three partner groups, invested more than $100,000 to purchase a Forestry Equipment Training Simulator Trailer. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, Superintendent Allen Blackwell and Vo-Ag instructor Justin Rowland discuss how the simulators will train students in how to harvest timber, then load logs onto trucks for delivery to local mills, certifying them for potential careers in the logging industry.
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VIDEO: A Little River County Cattle Tradition

The Sansom family has been raising and marketing cattle in Little River County for decades. Jennifer is a single mom of two who has her own angus herd and is selling freezer beef straight from her farm, while her father Dale is a field representative for Superior Livestock Auction, a nationwide online cattle marketing firm. Dale’s father Norman has also worked for the company. Learn more about their multi-generational in our new video.
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VIDEO: Going Organic

"It's a lot like farming in 1950, just the cabs of the tractors are nicer." That's how Shawn Peebles of Peebles Organic Farm describes his business. In this video, we take a look at the Peebles operation – which includes land in Woodruff, White and Prairie counties – and listen as Peebles describes the path he and wife Kelly have taken from conventional farming to raising organic crops such as green beans, purple-hull peas, sweet potatoes and edamame for a growing U.S. market.
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AGCAST: Facing the Feral Hog Problem

Wild or feral hogs have been reported in all 75 counties in Arkansas, carrying disease and causing extensive damage to property. Darwin Hendrix of Pike County is a member of the state feral hog eradication task force and he’s been trapping feral hogs for 10 years with some success. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, he discusses his efforts to deal with the destructive hogs and what will be necessary to address this costly problem at the state level.
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Arkansas Agriculture Magazine for Summer 2018

Learn about some of the state's top young farmers and ranchers; the new dean at the University of Arkansas's Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food & Life Sciences; new smoke management guidelines, the EQIP program and more.
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AGCAST: Terry Pollard on Cotton Farming

Terry Pollard of Piggott farms some corn and soybeans, but 1,260 of his 2,200 acres are planted in cotton this year. We visited with Terry on his Clay County farm to learn more about raising cotton from planting to harvest.
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VIDEO: Policy Development Kicks Off

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization and our members and volunteer leaders work together to define the organization's public policy goals and objectives. ArFB has engaged in the political process since its beginnings in 1935 and this advocacy mission begins with local meetings in each county. The policy development meeting "season" has begun for ArFB members and it's off to a strong start after a multi-county meeting in Harrison.
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VIDEO: Smart Farm Science

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, working with the University of Arkansas and Glennoe Farms near Stuttgart, are bringing together molecular biology, biogeochemistry, environmental sensing technologies, and machine learning, to help revolutionize agriculture and create sustainable farming practices that benefit both the environment and farmers.
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