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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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Market Briefs for July 26, 2018

The latest on trade battle impacts for rice, soybeans and more, as well as the latest Cattle on Feed report and the Wheat Quality Council's annual tour.
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VIDEO: Watermelon Celebration

Hope, Arkansas, and watermelons have become synonymous, and the Hope Watermelon Festival has a lot to do with this. Learn more about the history of this fruitful relationship between a town and a gourd and hear about one of the Festival's first "Watermelon Queens."
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AGCAST: Key Cotton Updates

In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Brandy Carroll, director of Commodity Activities and Market Information for Arkansas Farm Bureau, discusses upcoming sign-up dates and other critical information Arkansas cotton farmers will want to know.
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AGCAST: ArFB's King Discusses Trade Assistance Plan

Matt King, Arkansas Farm Bureau director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, discusses the organization’s response to the Trump administration's $12 billion emergency relief package plan for farmers and ranchers impacted by the ongoing trade battles with China and other countries. King says the aid comes at a time when U.S. producers are losing market share and suffering from years of depressed commodity prices.
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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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AGCAST: 2018 Tomato Production

Harvest of the 2018 commercial tomato crop is underway in southeast Arkansas. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, we catch up with John Gavin, staff chair of the Bradley County Cooperative Extension Service, to talk about this year's crop and why so many people eagerly anticipate their local, vine-ripened tomatoes each summer.
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VIDEO: Horticulture Field Day Highlights

See highlights from this year’s Horticulture Field Day held at the Southwest Research and Extension Center near Hope and hear what University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture experts had to say to fruit and vegetable growers from around the state.
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