News & Media

VIDEO: Rain Delays

Rain has created serious problems for many Arkansas farmers, putting many substantially behind on spring planting. Monroe County Farm Bureau President Bo Mason discussed how wet weather has caused delays of a month or more on his 2,500-acre row-crop farm near Brinkley.
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Farm Bureau Names Wortham Outstanding Ag Teacher

Celia Wortham, a kindergarten teacher at Dwight Elementary in Russellville, is Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2019 Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher. Wortham received the award during a recent surprise announcement at the school.
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VIDEO: Rows & Ranches Highlights Timber

Do you know how important the timber industry is to Arkansas? Forests cover 19 million acres, or about 56 percent of the state, and contain 11.8 billion trees. Learn more in our new Rows & Ranches series on timber in the Natural State. In this introduction, you'll hear about reforestation and the planting process from Tony Cummings of Arkansas Forestry Management Service.
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VIDEO: Pecan Problems

April has been National Pecan Month, and April 14 was National Pecan Day. We visited with Conway County grower Robert "Crash" Carruthers, who talked all things pecans, including the ongoing trade and tariff war with China, how weather affects pecan nut development and the increasing acreage of pecan groves in Conway County.
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Front Porch Magazine for Spring 2019

Read the spring issue of Front Porch to learn why soybeans have become such an important crop for Arkansas and the nation, take a "Rural Road Trip" to the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum and learn how to make a delicious deli sandwich and homemade pie just like they do it at the Olde Crow General Store in Saline County.
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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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