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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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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: Building Better Beef Cattle

Dr. Charles Looney is a beef cattle genetic improvement specialist at the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope. His mission is to improve the quality of Arkansas beef cattle through the use of technology, in particular artificial insemination. In this video Dr. Looney discusses the work he is doing at the center and how he is meeting with Arkansas cattlemen to encourage their use of A.I.
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VIDEO: Where's the Quality Beef?

Chase DeCoite, director of Beef Quality Assurance for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, took part in this week’s Animal Wellbeing Forum in Russellville, hosted by Arkansas Farm Bureau and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service. He took time to explain the importance and benefits to ranchers of participating in the Beef Quality Assurance Program.
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AGCAST: Ark. Women in Ag President Monica Paskewitz

Arkansas Women in Agriculture recently held its annual conference. We caught up with to group's president, Monica Paskewitz, who explained the reason behind the group's creation, its growth and success and why more of Arkansas's farming and ranching women should get involved.
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VIDEO: Olde Crow Nests in Benton

Saline County farmer Damon Helton has opened a second version of his popular Olde Crow General Store. The new location on North Main in Benton, which will be called "Crows Station," is part of an effort to revitalize the downtown area and will create a food "hub" for customers, featuring fresh produce, along with his pasture raised beef, pork and poultry and a variety of food truck offerings.
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VIDEO: What is the GoGreen Program?

The Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program, better know as "GoGreen," was rolled out last year by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. We talked to Dr. Shane Gadberry, professor of animal science with the Division of Agriculture, to hear how the program is working, how ranchers can participate and why it pays off for both cattle buyers and sellers.
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Arkansas Agriculture Magazine for Winter 2019

Solar energy is gaining in popularity. How is it working for Arkansas Farmers? Read the latest issue of Arkansas Ag to find out more about this, as well the ins and outs (and rules) for using waste feed and for the latest updates on ag law and policy.
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AGCAST: Blockchain for Ag Business

Livestock farmers Cody Hopkins and Andrea Todt are part of a co-op that sells meat directly to consumers online. They utilize blockchain technology that allows customers to know how their meat was raised, what it was fed, who raised it and more. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Hopkins describes the value of block chain technology to his operation and for consumers.
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