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VIDEO: The JV Farms Story

Jay Lee's family has been farming in the Bismarck community of Hot Spring County since the 1800s. Now Jay and his wife Valorie are continuing the multi-generation family legacy with JV Farms Homestead, where they sell their pork, dairy, eggs and produce direct to customers on the farm and at farmers markets in central Arkansas.
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AgCast: Crawford County Leaders Learn About Ag

We spoke with Cathy Gifford, a Crawford County Arkansas Farm Bureau Insurance agent, who helped to launch a leadership program for the county that meets rgularly to learn about important industries in the area, including agriculture. We caught up with her during the county agriculture tour.
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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: 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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Market Briefs for May 9, 2019

Spring rains have resulted in the slowest planting pace in 25 years. See the latest reports and projections for rice, soybeans, cotton and more.
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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: 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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Market Briefs for April 26

It’s been a tough week all around in the commodity markets. Planting delays continue to cause concerns, but it is simply too early for that alone to provide much support. Find out where things stand for corn, cotton, soybeans, rice and livestock.
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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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