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VIDEO: Facing the Storm

The first general session of our 71st Officers & Leaders Conference opened with this video about the challenging 2019 season and the rain and flooding that have made it so difficult for farmers and ranchers across the state. See for yourself how they've been "facing the storm" and how they plan to keep doing what they love, no matter what Mother Nature may throw at them.
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AgCast: Update on TS Barry Flooding in Howard County

We spoke to Matt Hill, fire chief for Dierks in Howard County, about flooding from Tropical Storm Barry in the southwest part of the state. HIll said the area received more than 17 inches of rain and he described the impact on local rachers and farmers and the timber business in the county.
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VIDEO: Seep Water Swallows Cropland

Kenny Holt grows corn and soybeans in the Snow Lake community of southern Phillips County along the Mississippi River. The river has been near flood stage for several months and "seep water" coming up from underground has flooded thousands of acres of cropland and pasture throughout the region and has helped make this one of the most difficult seasons in Holt's memory.
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AgCast: Levee Breaches Lead to Crop Loss

Jessica Hamilton and her husband, Cory, farm in the Paris Bottoms of the Arkansas River in Logan County. The couple lost their entire crop of wheat, corn and soybeans when a federal levee along the river was breached during the recent river flood. Hear their story in our latest AgCast.
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VIDEO: Fighting the Flood

Bayou Meto farmer Steve Orlicek describes the impact of Arkansas River flooding and his efforts to save his family farm for future generations.
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VIDEO: Grim Forecast for River Valley Farmers

As the Arkansas River floodwaters started to rise, Conway County farmer Robert Stobaugh took time to explain to us what he and other farmers along the river are dealing with and the long-term challenges they will face if the water remains high for weeks.
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VIDEO: Yell County Levee Break

A levee breach in Dardanelle created an urgent situation last Friday as Yell County farmers rushed to move livestock and equipment to higher ground. Cattle ranchers Fred Hale and Chester Crow talked to us about their concerns. Yell County UA Cooperative Extension agent Bob Powell spoke to the resiliency of farmers and ranchers as they work to aid one another during this historic flood devastation.
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