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VIDEO: The Farming DNA

Jeff Edwards has been farming in the Sherrill-Pastoria community near Pine Bluff for most of his life. Like others in the Arkansas River valley, he lost cropland to the historic flooding earlier this year. He and his family have weathered challenges like this before, though, and Jeff plans to continue farming until, “the Lord calls him home.” Watch to learn more.
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VIDEO: Talking Cotton with Caleb Jones

Farmers in eastern Arkansas like Caleb Jones are working hard bringing in this year’s cotton crop. Caleb took time to visit with us about his family’s multi-generational farm in St. Francis County and his concerns about this year's prices.
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VIDEO: Cotton Industry Reps Visit Farm

Cotton Incorporated and other industry representatives from across the country made what has become an annual visit to Lee County recently to learn about cotton production and the ginning process from local farmers and observe the fall harvest. We spoke to some of the attendees and to Marianna farmer Trent Felton about the visit and what they hope it accomplishes.
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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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