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VIDEO: Growing Rice for Sake Production

Some 1.3 million acres of rice are grown annually in Arkansas, but only a few hundred acres are devoted to Yamada Nishiki; a short grain variety used to produce premium sake. Chris and Judy Isbell of Isbell Farms in England, AR, grow the grain. Watch them describe how sake is made.
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VIDEO: Rice Month Celebration

"Rice Day" was celebrated in Arkansas on Thursday, September 13. Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the Rice Month proclamation at the state Capitol and rice industry representatives gathered at the Arkansas Foodbank to announce the industry's annual rice donation to feed the hungry.
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VIDEO: One-Stop Rice Shop

Ralston Family Farms in Atkins is unique. Tim Ralston and his family recently added a rice mill to their operation, giving them control of almost all aspects of the farm-to-table cycle – growing the rice and harvesting it, and then packaging and marketing it to consumers.
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PODCAST: Smoke Management Guidelines

Listen to our interview with Arkansas Farm Bureau State Board Member Jon Carroll of Moro as he discusses the work of the Voluntary Smoke Management Guidelines Task Force recently formed by the state’s rice industry. Task force members are working together to find ways farmers can voluntarily manage this smoke from field burning to reduce the possibility of any associated health and environmental impacts.
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PODCAST: Riced Vegetable Controversy

We sat down with Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward to discuss the rise of "riced" vegetable products and the problematic way these products are being marketed to consumers.
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PODCAST: The State of Rice

In the conversation Michael Klein of the USA Rice Federation updates the situation concerning rice trade with China and why protecting the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada is so important.
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VIDEO: Fathers, Farming, and Fighting Time

Quinn Brown lived for farming, but at 94, he is struggling against the ravages of time and Alzheimer's. Now his devoted son and grandson are making sure he can still take part in the work that was his passion for so long.
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VIDEO: Cache River Flooding

Craighead County farmer Shannon Davis lost this 80-acre bean field near Bono and another 1,100 acres of rice and soybeans, about 20 percent of his overall acreage, when the nearby Cache River backed up over his farm following more than ...
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