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Arkansas AgCast | Sept. 16, 2021

This week, we hear about the critical role data plays in making sound economic decisions on the farm, and we talk about the history of grape breeding in Arkansas and how it led to development of the wildly popular Cotton Candy grape. We also learn about four livestock disease outbreaks that Arkansas agriculture experts are watching closely.
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Arkansas AgCast | Sept. 9, 2021

This week, we were on hand for the Arkansas Connectivity Summit at the Hot Springs Convention Center. We heard from a variety of experts, including a sitting FCC commissioner, about the state’s effort to expand and improve broadband internet access and about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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Arkansas AgCast | Sept. 2, 2021

This week, we hear about what’s happening in the equine industry in Arkansas and we learn about a new mobile meat processing trailer hitting the road. We also talk about Sen. John Boozman’s tour of farms and agriculture operations in the state and learn why these visits from Congressional leaders are so important.
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Arkansas AgCast | August 26, 2021

This week, we learn about how certain new federal tax proposals could hit farmers hard and we meet another member of the next class of Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame inductees. We also get a progress update on the White River Irrigation District canal construction project.
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Arkansas AgCast | August 19, 2021

This week, we get the latest on this year’s cotton crop and take a look at tools and techniques that will help with future crops. We also hear about a new and surprisingly sweet blackberry called the Ponca and we learn all about Rock City Burger week.
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Arkansas AgCast | August 12, 2021

This week, we learn about the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff’s Small Farm Program and a new effort to get a better map of broadband and cell coverage in Arkansas. We also visit a Monroe County farm to get an update on this year’s corn crop.
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Arkansas AgCast | August 5, 2021

On this week's edition we get an update on this year's rice production in the state and learn about the upcoming briefing with the Senate Ag Committee taking place in Arkansas.
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Arkansas AgCast | July 29, 2021

On this week's edition, we hear about the importance of upcoming agricultural yield surveys from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. We also learn all about soil moisture sensors and other technology for managing irrigation and get the latest on this year’s soybean crop.
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Arkansas AgCast | July 22, 2021

On this week's edition, we hear about the Diversity in Agriculture Virtual Conference and what was shared and learned by participants. We also talk to podcaster and speaker Vance Crowe, who delivered the keynote address at Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Officers & Leaders Conference, and we learn about all things hummingbird with an Arkansas Audubon Society ornithologist.
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Arkansas AgCast | July 15, 2021

On this week's edition, we kick off a series of interviews with upcoming inductees into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame and visit with teachers attending the FFA’s Arkansas Agricultural Education Summer Teacher's Conference at Camp Couchdale in Garland County. We also learn about a new sheep herd at the University of Arkansas Monticello.
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