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VIDEO: Farmer Partners Key for Delta Plastics

We visited Delta Plastics and spoke to owner and chairman Dhu Thompson about the company's recycling technology and how partnerships with farmers play a critical role in the company's success. Watch our latest video to learn more about the unique role this company plays in the agriculture industry.
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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: An Earth Day Message

Watch a special Earth Day message from A.J. Hood, farm manager of Tillar & Company in Desha County about the use of solar energy. Farmers and ranchers are America’s original environmentalists, and they're producing more livestock, crops, fuel and fiber than ever before while using less water and land, improving biodiversity, and working to conserve more energy, soil and nutrients.
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VIDEO: Managing the Burn

Prescribed burning is process often used in agriculture, so Randy Brents, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission prescribed fire manager, took us out to observe a burn implemented on woodlands in Prairie County. He explained the process and shared some key information private landowners should know.
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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: More Wet Weather Woes

Dr. John Jennings is a forage specialist for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. He addresses the long-term wet weather and its possible damaging effect on pastures and hayfields with the spring rainy season soon to start.
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VIDEO: White River Washout

With more heavy rain predicted this week, Jackson County farmer John Sink discusses the serious problems he and other farmers could face if a levee alongside the White River is breached by rising floodwaters.
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VIDEO/AGCAST: Cows & Cold Weather

We visited Simon Brothers Dairy near Conway on the coldest day of the year so far and we heard about how cold weather can actually result in more milk. Wet weather, however, is still a concern.
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