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Rice Harvest Update with Joe Christian

A wet spring has led to a later harvest, but combines are now cranking in many Arkansas rice fields. Craighead County farmer Joe Christian says that yields are good at "around 190-200 ... Better than expected." Watch more in this update from his farm in Cash.
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Get to Know the Sweats

The Sweat family of Hempstead County, the 2020 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year, was recently visited by judges for the Swisher Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year competition. We spent some time on their farm to find out more about the family who will represent the state at the annual competition held in Moultrie, Ga., in October.
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A Visit to Cobblestone Farms

Cobblestone Farms is a non-profit organization in Fayetteville working to fight hunger in their community through sustainable agriculture. Executive director, Kelton Hays, tells us about the work that the organization does and the importance of a community-first mindset.
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Kid Farmers | Rice Gates with Joshua Roberts

On family farms, there's something for everyone to do, including the kids. Joshua Roberts is one of those farm kids, and whether it's holding down rice gates as they’re installed, or "clowning" around, he knows his part well. We met up with Joshua so he could show us how his family installs rice gates.
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Farmer Profile | Quality Gladiolus Gardens

Quality Gladiolus Gardens of Bay is celebrating its 100th year in business. Owner Brian Kelly tells us about the farm's rich history and its moves and changes through the years, and discusses how he finds success as a small specialty crop farmer in the delta.
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Farmer Profile | Triple S Ranch

For Scott and Sherry Sullivan, sustainability means both environmentally and economically. While there are obstacles to both forms of sustainability right now, they believe dedication and hard work will keep their family's Triple S Ranch operating for years and generations to come.
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A Different Type of Dairy: White River Creamery

In honor of Dairy Month, we’re looking at a unique Arkansas dairy nestled in the Ozark Mountains. Scott and Tessa McCormick were looking for a change when they moved to the Natural State from Los Angeles County California in 2011. Their desire for change led them to building a farmstead dairy and creamery.
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