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VIDEO & AGCAST: Freeze Hits Peaches Hard

Several hours of subfreezing temperatures the morning of April 8 damaged much of Joey Jamison’s peach crop and likely that of other peach and berry growers in Arkansas. It’s too early to know the full extent of losses, but Jamison says that, while much of his crop was lost, he believes some of his young peaches survived. Watch and listen to learn more.
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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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Arkansas AgCast: Saving the Sparta Aquifer

After reaching critically low levels in the 1990s, water table levels in the Sparta Aquifer in south Arkansas are being recharged thanks to a countywide campaign undertaken by the Union County Water Conservation Board, the local Chamber of Commerce and other area organizations. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast, Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Ken Moore sat down with two of the key leaders of the campaign to save the aquifer to discuss their efforts and the results.
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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: Connecting Consumers & Farmers

Krista Cupp, vice president of The Herald Group in Washington, D.C. was selected to be the keynote speaker during both days of the Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference in North Little Rock, and with good reason. She's been working for years to help close the gap between food producers and consumers. Hear how she thinks women in agriculture can positively change how farmers and farming are viewed by the world.
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PODCAST: Potential Tariff Trouble

President Donald Trump's new tariffs on certain imported steel and aluminum could potentially have a significant, negative impact on Arkansas agriculture. Eric Wailes, distinguished professor of economics for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, explains what it all means and what the financial impact might be for Arkansas farmers and ranchers.
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PODCAST: Cotton Program Updates

Arkansas cotton farmers have been struggling due to heavily subsidized foreign fiber competition and other factors, but new programs are now available to help. In this interview, Arkansas Farm Bureau's Brandy Carroll provides the details on these programs, sign-up dates and more.
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PODCAST: Timber Marketing for Private Landowners

More than 100 private landowners in southern Arkansas attended a recent multi-county timber marketing workshop in Calhoun County. They learned the basics of tree identification and estimating the value of their timber. Hear from two workshop participants about what landowners need to know to effectively market their timber.
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PODCAST: 2018 Forestry Outlook

We sat down for a conversation with State Forester Joe Fox of the Arkansas Forestry Commission about the state of forestry in Arkansas. Fox reflected on the outbreak of wildfires last year, as well as the employment and economic outlook for the timber and wood products industry in 2018.
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PODCAST: Grant County Legislative Breakfast

Grant County Farm Bureau held a "legislative breakfast" last week where issues such as the “right to farm,” dicamba and education were all discussed. In this conversation, Grant County President Peggy Thomas and State Senator Bruce Maloch share their thoughts on the value and importance of Farm Bureau’s grassroots legislative outreach efforts.
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