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Arkansas AgCast | Feb. 18, 2021

On this week’s edition, we hear from University of Arkansas Extension livestock veterinarian Heidi Ward about caring for animals in the freezing weather and we find out about the impact of this week’s winter weather on a major baitfish hatchery. We also learn about the nonprofit Seven Harvest Inc. and hear about the interesting life one central Arkansas cattlemen who can’t quite bring himself to retire from the job he loves.
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VIDEO: AgCast Video Extra | Rob Roedel, Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas

We spoke to Rob Roedel of Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas to get answers to some burning questions about the availability of electricity during the freezing winter weather and heavy snow. Rob provides some helpful information for farmers, ranchers, rural Arkansans and others concerned about the weather's impact on the power grid and possible outages.
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Arkansas AgCast | Feb. 11, 2021

On this week’s edition, we get an update on progress at the new Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center in Poinsett County, we hear from a poultry and cattle grower about preparing for freezing winter weather and we talk to a farmer and veteran about his specialty crop business. We also get our weekly update about what’s happening at the 2021 Legislative session.
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VIDEO: Farm Apprenticeship Program | Frank Ostapowicz

Frank Ostapowicz tells the story of his farm apprenticeships at dH Farms in West Fork and Appel Farms in Elm Springs. His long-term goal is to merge the farming and culinary process into a locally driven farm-to-table experience.
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Arkansas AgCast | Feb. 4, 2021

This week, we visit Trent Dabbs on his rice, corn and soybean farm near Stuttgart to talk about commodity prices and the impact they may have on planting decisions this year. We also check in with Arkansas Farm Bureau's Autumn Wood during Farm Bureau Week to learn about the benefits of being a Farm Bureau member, and we get the latest update on what’s happening at the State Capitol.
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Arkansas AgCast | Jan. 28, 2021

This week, we pay a visit to Mary Bone’s property in north Pulaski County, where she and her husband are growing fruit and vegetables to sell locally. We also get an update on how Arkansas Farm Bureau’s priority issues are faring during the legislative session, and we learn about the USDA’s new forest management incentive program for farmers and landowners.
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Arkansas AgCast | Jan. 21, 2021

This week, we get to know Arkansas Farm Bureau’s new director of Commodity Activities and Economics, Jessica Richard. We also learn about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the equine industry in Arkansas and we talk to one of the first participants to complete the Farm Apprenticeship program through the Center for Arkansas Farms and Food at the University of Arkansas.
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Arkansas AgCast | Jan. 14, 2021

This week, we learn about the Arkansas Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee’s recent work and their participation in American Farm Bureau’s Virtual Annual Convention. We also talk to Arkansas State Representative DeAnn Vaught about a new state meat inspection bill she is championing and we learn about a very busy week for Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Public Affairs and Government Relations team.
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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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