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Arkansas AgCast | April 15, 2021

On this week’s edition, we get the latest on cotton planting in Arkansas, learn about the important connection between water fowl and rice farming, and hear the latest on what’s being done to fight the feral hog problem in the state. We also get an update on what’s happening at the state legislature.
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VIDEO: Early Planting | Sam Whitaker

Sam Whitaker, farms cotton, rice, corn and soybeans in southeast Arkansas with his brother, Jim. He took some time to tell us about their approach to planting and how they were able to get an early start with corn planting this year.
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VIDEO: National Farm Animal Day | Post Farms Mules

Tomorrow is #NationalFarmAnimalDay​, and to celebrate we learned all about mules! Post Farms Mules owners Robin and Marlan tell us about their journey to become a mule breeding operation and what makes these animals so unique.
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VIDEO: SalScilla Farms | Hydroponic Produce

Judith Allen, of SalScilla Farms in Mayflower, explains how she grows fresh produce year-round in their hydroponics building. Using only the constant flow of water and nutrients, they are able to grow a wide variety of chemical-free produce to sell at their on-farm store and the Conway Farmers Market.
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Arkansas AgCast | April 8, 2021

On this week’s edition, we dive into policy, with updates on agriculture-focused initiatives, programs and legislation at the federal and state levels.
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VIDEO: ArFB COVID-19 Vaccination

Last Thursday, Arkansas Farm Bureau staff had a chance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at an on-site clinic. We talked to Farm Bureau State Affairs Director Jeff Pitchford as he received his first dose, and he shared his thoughts on the importance of being protected against the virus and having an employer offer the opportunity to get the vaccine.
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