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VIDEO: The Business of Water Buffalo

Tucked away off highway 82 just east of the Texarkana city limits is Tom and Shannon Olson’s Turkey Creek Ranch, where you'll find one of Arkansas’s more unique livestock herds ... Water Buffalo. Watch and find out why the Olsons chose these unique animals and see what local students are learning about them.
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AGCAST: Olson Water Buffalo Tour

Tom and Shannon Olson have been raising water buffalo on their Turkey Creek ranch near Texarkana for almost 30 years and they recently hosted a tour for students from Genoa Central High School. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Ken Moore visited with Tom Olson and Kimberly Leigh, FFA Advisor and Vo-Ag instructor at Genoa Central about this unique breed and what the students learned from the visit.
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Arkansas AgCast: Gnat Nightmare

Karen Rowe, Arkansas County equine enthusiast and biologist with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, visited with our Keith Sutton about the hordes of buffalo gnats wreaking havoc with horses, livestock, poultry and wildlife in the Delta of eastern Arkansas. These blood-sucking black flies are so numerous this year they are killing many animals, and right now there's no end in sight.
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VIDEO: Working with Wagyu

Following up on our podcast interview, we took our cameras to visit Brett Ausley on his family ranch in Hot Spring County. He showed us around and explained why he got into Wagyu beef and began selling it directly to consumers through social media and to local restaurants.
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VIDEO: Beef from Field to Fork

In recent years ranchers have begun selling meat directly to consumers and area restaurants, making use of a growing number of local meat processing facilities. One example is Kenny Simon, a University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture pasture and forage specialist and third-generation cattle producer near Saltilo in Faulkner County.
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Arkansas AgCast: Why Wagyu?

Brett Ausley is a young cattleman producing and marketing Wagyu beef on his family ranch in Hot Spring County. He got into Wagyu about five years ago and he’s selling it directly to consumers through social media and to local restaurants. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, this entrepreneurial young rancher shares what led him to pursue this niche, premium market.
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PODCAST: Dealing with black vultures

Black vultures are a persistent problem for some farmers around the state. The population of these aggressive vultures has increased in recent years and this has led to an increase in property damage and livestock loss. Learn more about this issue and potential solutions in our latest podcast.
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ArFB support for C&H Hog Farms non-political

The Arkansas Farm Bureau’s support for C&H Hog Farms lies firmly in the organization’s foundational support for private property rights and right-to-farm laws, as defined by its grass-roots, member-developed policy.
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Update on C&H Hog Farm

The state Pollution Control and Ecology Commission voted in an emergency meeting Wednesday, Jan. 17, to grant a stay that will enable C&H Hog Farms to continue to operate.
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