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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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VIDEO: Jefferson County's McNulty on River Flooding, Rain Danger

Fourth-generation Jefferson County farmer Wes McNulty is dealing with the rising Arkansas River floodwaters on his farm, while also facing the potential of more rain. He showed us the flooding and discussed how he and his family are dealing with this growing disaster for Arkansas agriculture.
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VIDEO: Arkansas River Flooding Press Conference

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was joined by Senators Tom Cotton and John Boozman, and Congressmen Steve Womack, and Bruce Westerman at a press conference in Fort Smith on the Garrison Ave. Bridge to discuss flood damage in the River Valley. We spoke to each of them about their impressions and their messages for Arkansas farmers.
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VIDEO: Faulkner County Flooding

Faulkner County Farm Bureau President Chris Schaefers showed us the Arkansas River floodwaters that have covered much of his family farm and talked about the complicated efforts to save what they can.
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