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VIDEO: Here Comes the Cotton

The cotton harvest is in full swing in Arkansas. St. Francis County farmers Jim and Caleb Jones of Palestine invited us to follow their pickers in the field to capture video of how it's done.
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VIDEO: A Year Without Crops

Jackie Prince has been farming in the Prairie County community of Biscoe for 40 years, starting with working for his grandfather as a teenager. He describes this year as one of the most challenging he's faced, because weather prevented him from planting his rice and soybeans.
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VIDEO: Grape Harvest Time

The year’s grape harvest is already winding down. Despite challenging weather, the muscadine harvest could be one of the best ever. Watch as Paul Post of Post Winery breaks it all down.
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VIDEO: Bringing in the Rice Harvest

Harvest season is in full swing, so we visited Tollville rice farmer Mason Sickel to capture some of the hard work that's happening in the fields right now.
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VIDEO: Good Crop, Tough Year

Arkansas farmers have faced many challenges this year, but even those who managed to grow good crops are finding it hard to make ends meet. Third-generation farmer Benton Felts of Joiner shares his thoughts on the difficulties producers are facing due to low commodity prices, trade issues and other problems.
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VIDEO: Soil Moisture Sensors Save Water, Money

Technology is changing the way farmers irrigate their crops and monitor soil moisture in their fields. Farmers Jacob Appleberry and Jon Carroll say remote soil moisture sensors, which they access with an App on their phones, are helping them conserve water and cut the cost of irrigation.
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AgCast: Visiting a Vet & Talking Hops as a Crop

On this week's Arkansas AgCast, we visit a large animal vet in Morrilton and talk with UA Extension Horticulture Specialist Amanda McWhirt about the possibility of growing hops in Arkansas to support the state's burgeoning craft beer industry.
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VIDEO: Corn Harvest Begins

Corn harvest has begun in Arkansas, so we visited Jacob Appleberry's A & A Farms in Tillar to get some footage of the work. See what's happening and learn more about what it takes to bring in the corn crop each year.
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VIDEO: Hope for Hops in Arkansas

The UA Fruit Research Station near Clarksville held its first hops workshop August 15. Hops are what adds bitterness and aroma to beer. Watch our latest video to see how Extension horticulture specialist Amanda McWhirt and her team are exploring opportunities for farmers to grow hops in Arkansas to feed the growing local craft brewing industry.
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Introducing the New, Weekly Arkansas AgCast

Arkansas Farm Bureau has launched an expanded, weekly Arkansas AgCast. This week’s inaugural edition focuses on the challenging season for soybean growers and features interviews with Newport soybean farmer Derek Haigwood, chairman of the U.S. Soybean Export Council and United Soybean Board of Directors member, and Dr. Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist.
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