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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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Muscadine: The Natural State Grape

University of Arkansas Distinguished Professor of Horticulture John Clark spoke at a muscadine workshop, Sept. 11 at the UA Fruit Research Station on Red Lick Mountain near Clarksville. More than 50 growers and hobbyists from a half-dozen states attended the workshop to compare notes and hear about the latest research on "Arkansas's favorite grape." Hear what Clark has to say about the muscadine and why it works so well in our state.
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VIDEO: Meet the Hills

Meet Nathan and Nicole Hill, swine, poultry and cattle producers near the community of Newhope on the Pike and Howard County line. Nathan left a job as a high school football and baseball coach, while Nicole left a nursing career in Texas to move back home to Arkansas and start their farm. Together, Nicole and Nathan – a member of this year’s President’s Leadership Council – are raising their four children to appreciate the farming way of life.
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VIDEO: The Feral Hog Fight

Feral hogs continue to be a costly nuisance across all of Arkansas, causing millions of dollars in property damage and spreading disease. Hear from two members of the state's Feral Hog Eradication Task Force and the effort to bring some relief to farmers, ranchers and other landowners.
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VIDEO: Timber Training Tech

The town of Gurdon sits near the heart of timber country in southwest Arkansas, and there's a growing need for logging industry labor in the area. That's why Gurdon Public Schools invested in two timber harvesting simulators to help train students for future jobs in the forestry business.
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VIDEO: One Small Farm's Success Strategy

Clyde Fenton, owner of Fenton's Berry Farm and Fenton's Farm Market near Harrison, explains how a small acreage farmer can survive and thrive with a little planning and diversification.
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VIDEO: Going Organic

"It's a lot like farming in 1950, just the cabs of the tractors are nicer." That's how Shawn Peebles of Peebles Organic Farm describes his business. In this video, we take a look at the Peebles operation – which includes land in Woodruff, White and Prairie counties – and listen as Peebles describes the path he and wife Kelly have taken from conventional farming to raising organic crops such as green beans, purple-hull peas, sweet potatoes and edamame for a growing U.S. market.
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VIDEO: Policy Development Kicks Off

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization and our members and volunteer leaders work together to define the organization's public policy goals and objectives. ArFB has engaged in the political process since its beginnings in 1935 and this advocacy mission begins with local meetings in each county. The policy development meeting "season" has begun for ArFB members and it's off to a strong start after a multi-county meeting in Harrison.
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VIDEO: Smart Farm Science

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, working with the University of Arkansas and Glennoe Farms near Stuttgart, are bringing together molecular biology, biogeochemistry, environmental sensing technologies, and machine learning, to help revolutionize agriculture and create sustainable farming practices that benefit both the environment and farmers.
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AGCAST & VIDEO: A Family Watermelon Tradition

John Kirkpatrick and his daughter Cindy were on hand for the 42nd annual Hope Watermelon Festival, selling melons grown on their farm at Willisville. Growing and selling watermelons is a family tradition that has lasted decades and the father-daughter team share their memories.
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