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VIDEO: The JV Farms Story

Jay Lee's family has been farming in the Bismarck community of Hot Spring County since the 1800s. Now Jay and his wife Valorie are continuing the multi-generation family legacy with JV Farms Homestead, where they sell their pork, dairy, eggs and produce direct to customers on the farm and at farmers markets in central Arkansas.
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VIDEO: The Most Challenging Season Yet?

Abraham Carpenter Jr. talks about how weather has made this perhaps the most difficult planting season he's faced during his decades of growing produce. Carpenter and his family run Carpenter Produce, multi-generational farm in Lincoln County that has been in operation for more than 50 years.
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VIDEO: Fighting the Flood

Bayou Meto farmer Steve Orlicek describes the impact of Arkansas River flooding and his efforts to save his family farm for future generations.
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VIDEO: Grim Forecast for River Valley Farmers

As the Arkansas River floodwaters started to rise, Conway County farmer Robert Stobaugh took time to explain to us what he and other farmers along the river are dealing with and the long-term challenges they will face if the water remains high for weeks.
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VIDEO: Yell County Levee Break

A levee breach in Dardanelle created an urgent situation last Friday as Yell County farmers rushed to move livestock and equipment to higher ground. Cattle ranchers Fred Hale and Chester Crow talked to us about their concerns. Yell County UA Cooperative Extension agent Bob Powell spoke to the resiliency of farmers and ranchers as they work to aid one another during this historic flood devastation.
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VIDEO: Jefferson County's McNulty on River Flooding, Rain Danger

Fourth-generation Jefferson County farmer Wes McNulty is dealing with the rising Arkansas River floodwaters on his farm, while also facing the potential of more rain. He showed us the flooding and discussed how he and his family are dealing with this growing disaster for Arkansas agriculture.
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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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