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VIDEO: Army Worms in Arkansas

Army worms have been on the march across Arkansas this summer, damaging grass and forage crops. Watch to see what these destructive seasonal invaders have been doing in southwest Arkansas and learn about the challenges of controlling them.
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VIDEO: Irrigation Sensors | Dr. Chris Henry

Dr. Chris Henry, water management engineer for the U of A Division of Ag, shares insights on leveraging soil moisture sensors and a custom smartphone app for managing irrigation in corn, soybeans and rice. Additionally, Dr. Henry outlines the financial investment for installing and monitoring soil moisture sensors, the water savings and input cost reductions by using this technology. Watch the video to learn more about reducing your irrigation time through ground truth.
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VIDEO: Arkansas Watermelon War

Arkansas has two popular Watermelon Festivals scheduled for the next couple weekends. Cave City holds theirs this weekend and Hope welcomes melon lovers the following weekend. So which city grows the best? We visited both towns to hear why each claims to be home to the state’s tastiest watermelons.
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VIDEO: Still Farming

At our annual Officers & Leaders Conference last week, we premiered this special video highlighting the highs and lows of the past year and how Arkansas farmers and ranchers dealt with a variety of challenges in order to continue doing what they love. See and hear how they stayed strong in the face of adversity and are #StillFarming.
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VIDEO: A Businessman & Horseman

George Eldridge of Gregory is well known as the restauranteur who started Doe's Eat Place Little Rock, AR and the Tamale Factory, but many people don't know this Woodruff County native also owns a working horse ranch on property that's been in his family since the 1800s.
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VIDEO: Champion Rider Hayden Leavell

Staying on top means staying busy. Rising high school senior Hayden Leavell works on his family farm and his neighbor's farm, lifts weights five days a week and practices football, all while making time for his true passion, rodeo. The Franklin County teen is the 2021 Arkansas High School Bareback Reserve Champion. Learn more about this hard worker and his championship dreams.
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Miss Officers & Leaders 2021? Watch it Here

After a year of virtual meetings and events, Arkansas Farm Bureau leaders finally got together again in Host Springs this month. The annual Officers & Leaders Conference featured speakers, workshops, awards for outstanding Young Farmers & Ranchers and more. Watch the Day 1 and Day 2 General Sessions here.
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VIDEO: Farmer Profile | Fat Top Farm, Farmington

The global market for mushrooms is close to forty billion dollars annually and it's expected to grow significantly in the next few years. So perhaps it's not surprising that some enterprising farmers have started growing many different varieties right here in Arkansas. A few years ago, Fat Top Farm in Farmington jumped into the business without much expertise. Since then, they've learned which kinds grow well and which kinds sell well, all while maximizing output with a relatively small operation. Now they're growing their business almost as fast as their mushrooms.
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VIDEO: Rep. Bruce Westerman Visits Drew County

On July 7, Congressman Bruce Westerman visited with farmers in Drew County to discuss the June flooding impacts with local farmers. Rep. Westerman talked about potential federal government assistance and a timeline for getting aid back to Arkansas.
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