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VIDEO: An Update from Fowler-Bearden Farms in Hot Spring County

John Michael Bearden and his wife Rachel have a cow-calf and hay operation in rural Hot Spring County. They recently cut and baled hay to feed their cattle this winter. In this update from their farm, John Michael explains the challenges they've had with the weather and supply chain issues resulting from Covid-19. But he also says the pandemic has had positive aspects as well.
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AgCast for Aug. 6

This week, we talk to the new, interim director of the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart, and we learn about new funding for research on improving management of crop burns. We also hear from University of Arkansas Professor Steven Ricke, who was recently honored for his work on poultry broilers and food safety and we get details on the Double Your Dollar farmers market program in Northwest Arkansas.
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VIDEO: A New Addition at JA Farms

JA Farms Feed in Bismarck is expanding. Owner Jeremy Allen tells us about adding a pellet mill to his growing operation and installing a robotic stacking unit to make handling orders faster and more efficient. Allen says he hopes to have the pellet mill operational by the end of the year.
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VIDEO: Talking Peanuts

For a number of reasons, peanuts are one of the more attractive crops for Arkansas delta farmers right now and Delta Peanut is completing construction on the state's first peanut shelling facility in Jonesboro. We spoke to Andy Vangilder, peanut specialist with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, about this year's crop and why production is increasing in Arkansas.
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VIDEO: Catching Up with Soybean Board Chair Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll of Brinkley is midway through his year as chair of the United Soybean Board. The board had an important meeting this week to fund priority projects and discuss marketing and export of their many products. In this Agcast Video Extra, Carroll spoke with Ken Moore about the importance of the meeting what it’s been like to serve as chair of this national commodity group.
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AgCast for July 30

This week, we get an update on cotton from Extension Cotton Agronomist Bill Robertson; we learn about the latest research on blackberries, peaches and grapes; and we talk to state Plant Industries Director Scott Bray about the mysterious seed packages some people have been receiving in the mail. We also hear from Dr. Nathan Slaton of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station about the cancellation of the popular Arkansas Rice Expo event in Stuttgart.
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VIDEO: State Meat Inspection

Keith Sutton talks to ArFB's Chief Economist Travis Justice and Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations about the recent meat shortages in grocery stores and efforts to expand local meat inspections so growers can more efficiently sell their products directly to local consumers.
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