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Arkansas AgCast | Jan. 7. 2021

This week, we hear about Arkansas Farm Bureau’s top policy priorities for the upcoming legislative session at the State Capitol and we learn about a new “micro dairy” operation started by an enterprising Searcy County teen.
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Arkansas AgCast | Dec. 17, 2020

This week, we wrap up our podcasting year with a look at why feed costs are rising and what it means for livestock growers and we hear from the chair of the Scott County Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, which was recently honored as the state’s top women’s committee.
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Market Briefs | Dec. 10, 2020

News from the December Supply/Demand report, including USDA changes to red meat and poultry production estimates. Also, corn, cotton and rice futures and soybean news.
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Arkansas Agriculture | Fall 2020

Learn why Arkansas needs to return to state meat inspection, find out about the "mass timber" movement in the state, and get a "Year in Review" from Arkansas Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Warren Carter. Plus, Phil Tappe of UA at Monticello talks about retirement.
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Arkansas AgCast | Nov. 24, 2020

This week, we learn about the development of the first Roundup-ready forage soybean from Eagle Seed and we talk to Pope County’s Sam Cecil, Arkansas’s representative at the U.S. Meat Export Federation. We also talk turkey with Poultry Federation head Marvin Childers.
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VIDEO: High Tunnels on Hamaker Farms

Phil and Lesia Hamaker own Hamaker Farms, a family cattle, poultry and produce operation at Junction City, south of El Dorado. They were the 2015 Southwest District Farm Family of the Year. Their operation consists of four poultry houses, high tunnel produce houses that allow them to extend their season for squash, tomatoes, greens and other produce, and cross-bred angus and charolais cattle. They've also established their own Farmers Market on their produce farm in northern Louisiana that is attracting a number of loyal customers. This is their story.
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Arkansas AgCast | Nov. 19, 2020

This week, we talk about the results of this year’s Arkansas Farm Bureau survey of the cost of traditional Thanksgiving dinner items and we learn about how the pandemic has affected the logging and timber industry in Arkansas. We also get a lesson on the history of soybeans in the state, along with details of a new survey of forest landowners and tips on battling bugs that cause problems for livestock.
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Market Briefs | Nov. 12, 2020

The latest 2020 meat and poultry production estimate from the USDA, rally and recovery in cattle and hog futures and few changes for rice.
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