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Harvest Season Road Safety

Harvest season is here and that means large farm equipment and trucks on roadways around Arkansas. We've put together some basic safety tips for drivers and for farmers who will be operating equipment or transporting equipment and crops on local highways and streets.
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AgCast: UAPB Ag program, Feral Hogs & Rep. Bruce Westerman

On this week’s edition, we have some interesting and in-depth interviews about critical issues in Arkansas agriculture, including news from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's agriculture program, the latest on efforts to combat feral hogs and a conversation with Arkansas’s 4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman.
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VIDEO: USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue visits Arkansas

USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue was in Arkansas Sept. 4 to participate in a "Town Hall" meeting with agriculture industry leaders and join Gov. Asa Hutchinson for the signing of a Shared Stewardship Agreement dealing with forest practices.
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AgCast: Crawford Talks Farm Economy, Trade

The August Congressional recess has begun and Congressman Rick Crawford kicked off his annual farm tour by joining Lonoke farmers and ranchers for a roundtable discussion of issues affecting the 2019 farm economy. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, Crawford shares his thoughts on the tariff war with China, how African Swine Fever is impacting China's need for U.S. soybeans and why Arkansas farmers may need to “diversify their ag portfolio."
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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: Spotlight on Veteran Farmers

Across America, military veterans are returning to the land, digging in, and creating new lives as farmers and caretakers, feeding their families and the world. Programs like Homegrown By Heroes and Vets4Ag are helping cultivate a new generation of farmers, developing viable employment and meaningful careers. For a recent Homegrown By Heroes event, we interviewed three Arkansas farmer veterans: U.S. Air Force veteran Desmond Simmons and U.S. Navy vets Dwayne Long and Adrian Sopshire. Watch to learn more about these men and their post-military careers in agriculture.
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AgCast: Legislative Recap with Jean, Fielding

The 92nd Session of theArkansas General Assembly concluded recently and State Representatives Lane Jean and David Fielding were recognized by the Columbia County Farm Bureau at an appreciation dinner. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, representatives Jean and Fielding discuss some of the legislation that was passed that will benefit agriculture and their rural constituents.
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