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VIDEO: An Update from Fowler-Bearden Farms in Hot Spring County

John Michael Bearden and his wife Rachel have a cow-calf and hay operation in rural Hot Spring County. They recently cut and baled hay to feed their cattle this winter. In this update from their farm, John Michael explains the challenges they've had with the weather and supply chain issues resulting from Covid-19. But he also says the pandemic has had positive aspects as well.
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VIDEO: Meet the Andersons, 2019 Farm Family of the Year

I.F. Anderson Farms Inc., of Lonoke is the 2019 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. Anderson Farms is the nation’s largest baitfish hatchery, raising 1.3 billion fish annually on 3,334 water acres. It is a fourth-generation fish farm presently run by James Neal Anderson and his son Jamie. Learn more about the family and the history of their succesful business.
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VIDEO: Staying Safe in Summer Heat

It's hot out there, and work on the farm doesn't stop. Summer work on the farm or ranch can lead to heat-related illnesses, so we spoke to Rebecca Simon of the Cooperative Extension Service about ways to prevent problems by following common-sense hot weather guidelines.
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VIDEO: Meet the Outstanding Ag Teacher

Valerie Lawson, a family and consumer science teacher at Clinton High School in Van Buren County, is Arkansas Farm Bureau's 2020 Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher. She joined us to talk about the many ways she incorporates agriculture in her students' curriculum.
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VIDEO: A New Addition at JA Farms

JA Farms Feed in Bismarck is expanding. Owner Jeremy Allen tells us about adding a pellet mill to his growing operation and installing a robotic stacking unit to make handling orders faster and more efficient. Allen says he hopes to have the pellet mill operational by the end of the year.
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VIDEO: Talking Peanuts

For a number of reasons, peanuts are one of the more attractive crops for Arkansas delta farmers right now and Delta Peanut is completing construction on the state's first peanut shelling facility in Jonesboro. We spoke to Andy Vangilder, peanut specialist with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, about this year's crop and why production is increasing in Arkansas.
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VIDEO: Catching Up with Soybean Board Chair Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll of Brinkley is midway through his year as chair of the United Soybean Board. The board had an important meeting this week to fund priority projects and discuss marketing and export of their many products. In this Agcast Video Extra, Carroll spoke with Ken Moore about the importance of the meeting what it’s been like to serve as chair of this national commodity group.
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VIDEO: State Meat Inspection

Keith Sutton talks to ArFB's Chief Economist Travis Justice and Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations about the recent meat shortages in grocery stores and efforts to expand local meat inspections so growers can more efficiently sell their products directly to local consumers.
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