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Arkansas AgCast | June 17, 2021

On this week's edition, we travel through Southeast Arkansas to hear from some farmers facing heavy losses after last week’s floods. We also get an update on the Mississippi River bridge closure at Memphis and we hear how farmers and ranchers can avoid heat-related illnesses this summer.
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VIDEO: Flooding Update with Jon Carroll

Heavy rains this week flooded several hundred acres of soybeans, corn and rice on Jon and Jim Carroll‘s Monroe County farm. Jon explains the problems they and other Arkansas farmers now face as a result of the wet weather.
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Farm Bureau Releases Initial Flood Impact Report

Farmers and ranchers have dealt with numerous challenges and stresses this growing season, particularly from heavy June rains. These challenges have the potential to significantly reduce farm revenue, so Arkansas Farm Bureau economists have produced a report on likely profitability impacts.
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VIDEO: Rain & Flooding Update

Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Mark Lambert provides an update on the flooding and challenges caused by this week’s heavy rains and the impact on farmers and ranchers.
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Arkansas AgCast | June 10, 2021

On this week's edition, we hear about the impact of heavy rains and flooding across parts of Arkansas and take a look at what the economic impact might be of this week’s wet weather. We also learn more about the new Experience Arkansas Agriculture promotional campaign and get a preview of the upcoming Officers & Leaders Conference for Arkansas Farm Bureau.
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AgCast for Aug. 27

This week, weather takes center stage. We hear from a National Weather Service Senior Forecaster John Lewis, Ag Extension Rice Agronomist Jarrod Hardke and Sevier County livestock and poultry grower Bruce Jackson about how excessive winds and rainfall from Hurricane Laura could impact Arkansas agriculture. We also get some tips and information for Arkansas small meat and poultry processors interested in the state’s new $5 million grant program for expanding processing capacity.
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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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