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Arkansas AgCast | April 29, 2021

On this week’s edition, we learn about a new video project called “Experience Arkansas Agriculture,” and we talk to agriculture economics professor Dr. Bob Stark, who is retiring this summer after a distinguished career at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. We also get a final legislative session wrap-up from Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Jeff Pitchford.
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Arkansas AgCast | April 22, 2021

On this week’s edition, we talk about the potential impact of cold weather on one grower’s peach crop, we hear from the Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives about agriculture-focused legislation, and we get an update on other happenings at the state legislature from Arkansas Farm Bureau’s own Jeff Pitchford.
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Arkansas AgCast | April 15, 2021

On this week’s edition, we get the latest on cotton planting in Arkansas, learn about the important connection between water fowl and rice farming, and hear the latest on what’s being done to fight the feral hog problem in the state. We also get an update on what’s happening at the state legislature.
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Arkansas AgCast | April 8, 2021

On this week’s edition, we dive into policy, with updates on agriculture-focused initiatives, programs and legislation at the federal and state levels.
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Arkansas AgCast | April 1, 2021

We hear about progress and obstacles to early planting in the state and get a new update on agriculture-focused initiatives at the state legislature.
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Arkansas AgCast | March 25, 2021

On this week’s edition, we learn how the state’s berry and peach crops fared after the hard freeze and winter storm of late February and we get one more update on happenings at the state legislature, including the latest on relaunching a state meat inspection program.
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Arkansas AgCast | March 18, 2021

On this week’s edition, we talk to Sammy Angel of Lake Village, new president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. We also talk to LaTeresa Watkins of Watkins Cattle Company in Boone County, and we get the latest update from the state legislature with Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Jeff Pitchford.
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Arkansas AgCast | March 11, 2021

On this week’s edition, we hear from a cattle rancher who testified at the State Capitol in favor of a new state meat inspection program, we learn about a grant to improve Arkansas State University’s Meats Lab and we get to know a produce-growing family in Bradley County. We also get our weekly update from the state legislature with Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Jeff Pitchford.
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VIDEO: AgCast Video Extra | Renee Threlfall, Grape & Wine Researcher

Renee Threlfall is a grape and wine researcher for the University of Arkansas System Extension - UAEX. She helps lead the Arkansas Quality Wine program. AQW is presently conducting an online consumer survey about Arkansas wines and ag tourism visits to Arkansas wineries. Threlfall talks about the survey which runs online through April 1.
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Arkansas AgCast | March 4, 2021

On this week’s edition, we hear about the lingering impacts of recent winter weather on agriculture and we learn about the ongoing work of the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust. We also get our weekly update from the state legislature with Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Jeff Pitchford.
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