Tailgating season is in full swing, which means it's also dip season. Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Agents Leigh Ann Bullington and Stephanie Prince have an easy-to-make and tasty Artichoke Rice Dip that utilizes rice, one of Arkansas's biggest exports. Watch to find out how to make this delicious pre-game treat.
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.
The Natural State is known as the birthplace of the largest food retailer in the world and the home of the Arkansas Razorbacks, but it is also known for the diverse landscapes and climates found in each region of the state. It’s this diversity, in fact, that allows Arkansas to produce a wide range of crops and is a major reason why agriculture is the state’s top industry.
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.
As rice planting wraps up, we caught up with Dr. Jarrod Hardke of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture to get an update on how this year's season is shaping up, and to get his thoughts on what lies ahead for the rice crop and Arkansas rice growers.
Fifteen-year-old Wesley Scroggins of Cleveland (Conway County) and 10-year-old Emma Kate Powell of Lowell (Benton County) are the winners for the 2021 Arkansas Farm Bureau Rice is Nice Youth Cooking Contest.
Robert Stobaugh farms rice, soybeans, wheat and corn with his brother Barry and nephew Bart on 6,000 acres in Conway County. We caught up to him as they were harvesting their first crop of row rice and asked him to share some thoughts on this year's harvest.
The Arkansas rice industry donated 153,500 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Foodbank in honor of National Rice Month yesterday. The donation from seven mills will provide over 1.5 million servings of rice to help feed families, children and seniors across the state. We caught up with Kelly Robbins, new executive director of the Arkansas Rice Federation to hear all about it.