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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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VIDEO: Meet the Andersons, 2019 Farm Family of the Year

I.F. Anderson Farms Inc., of Lonoke is the 2019 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. Anderson Farms is the nation’s largest baitfish hatchery, raising 1.3 billion fish annually on 3,334 water acres. It is a fourth-generation fish farm presently run by James Neal Anderson and his son Jamie. Learn more about the family and the history of their succesful business.
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VIDEO: Farmer Veteran Coalition Leader On Beekeeping

Michael Sparks, president of the Arkansas chapter of Farmer Veteran Coalition, owns Honeycomb Ridge Farm near Searcy. He joined us with his son Conner to talk about that organization and their family farming operation, including the bees they raise in an apiary near Scott.
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VIDEO: Updates from the Field

Farmers and ranchers around the state check in with updates on their crops and businesses and how weather and the pandemic have impacted their summer so far.
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VIDEO: Peach Pickin' Update

Mark Morgan is a Johnson County peach grower who also raises turkeys and beef cattle with his father, Steve. He took some time to talk to us about this year's crop and how his family's operation, Peach Pickin' Paradise, is dealing with the challenges of operating during a pandemic and continuing to provide the tasty, fresh peaches summer customers have come to expect.
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Front Porch - Spring 2020

Arkansas farmers continue their work to keep food on tables during the COVID-19 outbreak; an excerpt from the new book, "Gene, Everywhere"; a fun Arkansas road trip idea; a classic comfort food recipe and more.
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#KeepGrowing: More Reports from the Field

The spring planting season continues, despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, storms and extreme cold snaps. Arkansas farmers and ranchers and agriculture industry leaders continue their work to provide us with reports and updates from their fields, workshops and offices. Here's a selection of recent videos.
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#AgNeverQuits: More Reports from Arkansas Farmers & Ranchers

As we move deeper into a rainy spring planting season, farmers and ranchers and agriculture industry leaders around the state continue their work to put food on tables and shelves during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also continue to provide us with reports and updates from their fields, workshops and offices about their efforts, highlighting the fact that agriculture is essential during these difficult times
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Arkansas Agriculture - Winter 2020

We profile Jim Carroll of Brinkley, the first Arkansan to serve as chair of the United Soybean Board, and we look at pest problems that farmers may face this spring and summer. We also have a wrap-up of the Arkansas Farm Bureau President's Leadership & Advocacy Tour of Washington, D.C. and columns on policy and ag law.
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#AgisEssential: Updates from Arkansas Farmers, Ranchers & Ag Businesses

As the COVID-19 pandemic response continues, so does the work of farmers and ranchers to keep food on shelves and tables around the state, country and world. We've been getting reports from Arkansas farmers and ranchers in their fields and workshops, telling us about their work, and highlighting the fact that all of agriculture is essential during these troubled times, including businesses that provide services and support to farmers. Take a look at a collection of these reports from around the state and find out what they're doing and the challenges they're facing.
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