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VIDEO: Water Conservation on the Farm

The week of March 10-16 is National Groundwater Awareness Week, an annual observance to highlight the responsible development, management and use of groundwater. Stuttgart row-crop farmers Trent and Terry Dabbs explain why groundwater is important and share some of the measures they and other Arkansas producers have implemented to conserve and protect this critical natural resource.
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VIDEO: The Nursery Life

Former Arkansas Farm Family of the Year winner and Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Brian Kirksey describes horticulture trends and the history of his Spring Creek Nursery near Amity in Clark County.
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VIDEO: Local Conversations Event

At the Arkansas Agriculture Department's 2019 Local Conversations event at the Hermitage Community Center in Bradley County last week, crop farmers joined local school food service and nutrition directors, food distribution representatives and other industry representatives to discuss marketing opportunities for locally grown products. See what the event was like and hear from those who attended.
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AGCAST: Local Conversations in Bradley County

The Arkansas Agriculture Department held its 2019 Local Conversations event at the Hermitage Community Center in Bradley County January 17. Specialty crop farmers joined local school food service and nutrition directors, food distribution representatives and other industry representatives to discuss marketing opportunities for locally grown products. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, Ron Rainey, director of the UA Division of Agriculture’s Marketmaker Program and Bob Midles, Marketing Director for the Ag Department discuss the success and importance of Local Conversations events.
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AGCAST: Corn Collaboration

A grant from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is helping fund cutting-edge biotechnology research on corn at Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Dr. Elizabeth Hood, distinguished professor of agriculture at A-State, joined us to discuss the research team’s work, which could ultimately lead to corn strains that produce proteins important for more environmentally sound industrial applications.
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Carroll Elected Vice Chair of United Soybean Board

Arkansas farmer Jim Carroll III of Monroe County was recently elected vice chair of the United Soybean Board. He sat down with us to discuss the challenges this year’s soybean crop presented and how he's humbled to be elected by his peers to serve agriculture.
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VIDEO: A Christmas Tree Tradition

For Harold and Bobbie McAlpine, growing and selling Christmas trees is more than an occupation. It's a way to share the spirit of the holidays and bring joy to Arkansas families. Learn the story of McAlpine Christmas Tree Farm in Bismarck.
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VIDEO: Ginning with Mr. B

Before it’s ready for making textiles and other goods, cotton must be ginned to remove seeds, clean fibers and prepare bales for shipping. Watch B. Lindsey of Lindsey Brothers Gin in Caldwell (St. Francis County) explain the process from field to fabric.
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