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VIDEO: Strawberry Rain Struggles

Randy Arnold grows strawberries on his farm outside of Alma. The heavy rains this season have challenged strawberry growers statewide. In this video, Arnold discusses how he’s dealing with this year’s weather-created problems.
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VIDEO: Soggy Start to Planting

Farmer Derek Helms, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Clark County Staff Chair Amy Simpson and John David Farabough of the UA Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service discuss how many farmers in the state are experiencing delays in planting, loss of yields and rushed field prep times due to excessive rains.
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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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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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AGCAST: Talking 2019 Cotton Crop

When it comes to cotton in Arkansas, few people know more than Bill Robertson, cotton extension agronomist for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. As spring planting season begins, Robertson spoke to us about last year's season and what farmers need to know to get the most out of their 2019 crop.
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AGCAST: Explaining FieldWatch & CropCheck

A new online pilot program known as CropCheck is being offered in partnership between FieldWatch and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast Victor Ford, Interim Associate Director for Agriculture and Natural Resources with the Division of Agriculture, explains FieldWatch and describes how the CropCheck program could help farmers prevent damage to their neighbor’s crops caused by pesticide application.
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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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