In this episode, we dive into challenges facing Arkansas agriculture: the future of WOTUS, the issues surrounding tomato production and stress pressure on Loblolly Pines in Southern Arkansas and dry weather impacts. We'll also recap row crop planting progress, crop condition and much more. As mentioned in the episode, if you see pine tree "browning" please report it to the Arkansas Agriculture Department here: arcg.is/1HyHCu0
The price of your BLT may increase soon, based on a recent ruling by the Supreme Court. SCOTUS recently ruled in favor of Proposition 12, an initiative passed by California voters that could have an impact on hog farmers nationwide. Watch for more on how this could, not only influence pork prices at the grocery store, but also impact intrastate commerce in America.
We all celebrate Memorial Day differently, but this year we’d love for you to hear the story of Loren's Dream, the PBR bucking bull that is fulfilling the dream of one of our fallen heroes, Loren Buffalo. Take a moment to learn about this bull and its namesake from AJ Buffalo of El Paso, Arkansas.
Monica and Michael Paskewitz, along with their daughters Maddie and Maylee, run a cow-calf operation in Izard County. While they both have full-time off-farm jobs, they have been working to create the farm of their dreams that will last for generations to come.
The Judd Hill Farmers' Market in Jonesboro boasts an exclusively local vendor selection, a unique find for markets in the state. Check out a recap of our visit, where you’ll see many other features that make this market stand out. We’re proud to support farmers like those at the Judd Hill market through the work of ArFB’s Specialty Crops Division.
Arkansas farmers stress over the uncertainty in weather, commodity prices, finances and more. Nationwide male farmers have a suicide rate of 43.2 per 100,000. James Barham, director of counseling at Living Well Professional Counseling in Jonesboro, and veterinarian Chelsea Bland-Smith of Nashville share their experience and help.