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VIDEO: American Farm Bureau Convention Day 3

The third day of American Farm Bureau Convention in Austin featured a number of educational workshops on key topics in agriculture, as well an appearance by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.
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AgCast for Jan. 16

This week, we talk with soybean and trade experts about the latest news on trade negotiations and the road ahead in 2020. We also get the latest on the pork industry from Dr. David Newman, president of the National Pork Board and Arkansas State University animal science professor and learn about new urban agriculture classes being offered at the St. Joseph Center in North Little Rock.
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ArFB “cautiously optimistic” about U.S.-China Trade Agreement

Arkansas Farm Bureau noted cautious optimism after Wednesday’s signing by President Donald Trump of “phase one” of a U.S.-China trade agreement, hopeful it can bring needed stability to agriculture markets that have been battered by uncertainty since trade disputes between the two countries have escalated.
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AgCast for Jan. 9

This week, we talk to Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward, as well as the new leader of the state Agriculture Department’s Feral Hog Eradication Program. We also talk to a waterfowl expert from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission about the problems snow geese are causing for some farmers.
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VIDEO: Tri-State Soybean Forum

Arkansas recently hosted a Tri-State Soybean Forum in Dumas for more than 150 soybean producers and consultants. Following two difficult production years, growers were informed about new seed varieties and herbicide technologies that will be available this year. Farmers are hopeful prices and weather will be better in 2020.
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AgCast for Dec. 19

This week, we talk to leaders of Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers about planning for the future and we sit down with Jim Carroll the Third of Brinkley, who was recently elected chair of the United Soybean Board of Directors. We also catch up on the latest news from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee.
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AgCast for Dec. 12

This week, we talk to this year’s Arkansas Farm Family of the Year winner and we have interviews with a “mobile veterinarian” and a farmer specializing in exotic animals. We also learn about a new survey project aiming to find out more about the local food system in central Arkansas.
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