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AGCAST: Chasing a Forestry Championship

The Bradley County 4-H Forestry Team has won the past two national forestry championships, but this year a team from Calhoun County will represent Arkansas and attempt to win the state’s third national title in a row. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Jaret Rushing, staff chair for the county Cooperative Extension Service and team coach, and 4-H team member Evan Beaver sat down to discuss what it would mean to bring home the championship.
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AGCAST: Trade Troubles Hit Ag

The U.S. began imposing tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports July 6 and China has announced it will retaliate with $34 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods, including soybeans and other key agricultural commodities. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast Matt King, director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Arkansas Farm Bureau explains the impacts this trade battle is already having on agricultural commodities and American farmers and ranchers.
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AGCAST: Summer Food Price Survey Released

While farmers and ranchers continue to endure depressed market prices, consumer food prices remain very affordable, according to American Farm Bureau’s annual Summer Cookout Survey. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast Dr. John Newton, director of market intelligence for American Farm Bureau, discusses the survey results and what consumers can expect as they shop for their 4th of July cookouts.
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AGCAST: 2018 Tomato Production

Harvest of the 2018 commercial tomato crop is underway in southeast Arkansas. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, we catch up with John Gavin, staff chair of the Bradley County Cooperative Extension Service, to talk about this year's crop and why so many people eagerly anticipate their local, vine-ripened tomatoes each summer.
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AGCAST: A Champion Looks to the Future

Kaylie Stone of Gurdon began showing goats at the age of 7 and has added lambs, hogs, rabbits and steers in the years since. Her drive and competitive spirit have led her to raise numerous grand and reserve champion animals through the years, making her a role model for young Arkansans in agriculture and beyond.
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AGCAST: Farm to Table at El Dorado's Griffin Restaurant

The Farm to Table movement is growing in restaurants across the state and the Griffin Restaurant in El Dorado is on the leading edge of the effort to offer local products from Arkansas farms and ranches. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Elizabeth Young, director of Farm and Sustainable Initiatives for the Murphy Arts District, where the Griffin is located, talks about why they've worked hard to partner with Arkansas farms to offer fresh, Arkansas grown food products.
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AGCAST: Farm to School Success in Danville

The Danville School System is one several in Arkansas participating in the “Farm to School” program that connects farmers and ranchers with schools to provide fresh, locally grown produce for their food programs.
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AGCAST: Healthier Calves in the Natural State

In this AgCast interview, Shane Gadberry, animal science professor with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, explains the Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program, its GoGreen tags and how it could lead to healthier calves.
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AGCAST: Honoring Member Service Representatives

Member Service Representatives from county Farm Bureaus across Arkansas came together in Little Rock recently for their biennial conference. The event included a “Service Awards” recognition program honoring some of these "MSRs" for their years of service to the organization. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, honoree Ann Davis of Fordyce reflects on her career and the important role MSRs play for Farm Bureau members.
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