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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: 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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AgCast: Moms on the Farm

Just in time for Mother's Day, Arkansas Agcast visited with Janeal Yancy, a meat scientist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, who leads the "Moms on the Farm" program. She takes groups of mothers on farm tours to learn firsthand how food is produced and how it gets from farm to table.
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VIDEO: Building Better Beef Cattle

Dr. Charles Looney is a beef cattle genetic improvement specialist at the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope. His mission is to improve the quality of Arkansas beef cattle through the use of technology, in particular artificial insemination. In this video Dr. Looney discusses the work he is doing at the center and how he is meeting with Arkansas cattlemen to encourage their use of A.I.
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VIDEO: Where's the Quality Beef?

Chase DeCoite, director of Beef Quality Assurance for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, took part in this week’s Animal Wellbeing Forum in Russellville, hosted by Arkansas Farm Bureau and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service. He took time to explain the importance and benefits to ranchers of participating in the Beef Quality Assurance Program.
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VIDEO: What is the GoGreen Program?

The Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program, better know as "GoGreen," was rolled out last year by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. We talked to Dr. Shane Gadberry, professor of animal science with the Division of Agriculture, to hear how the program is working, how ranchers can participate and why it pays off for both cattle buyers and sellers.
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AGCAST: Blockchain for Ag Business

Livestock farmers Cody Hopkins and Andrea Todt are part of a co-op that sells meat directly to consumers online. They utilize blockchain technology that allows customers to know how their meat was raised, what it was fed, who raised it and more. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Hopkins describes the value of block chain technology to his operation and for consumers.
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AGCAST: Beef Industry Update

Arkansas Farm Bureau Chief Economist Travis Justice gives a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-published Arkansas Beef Industry Assessment survey and his perspective of the state's $750 million beef business.
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