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VIDEO: National Farm Animal Day | Post Farms Mules

Tomorrow is #NationalFarmAnimalDay​, and to celebrate we learned all about mules! Post Farms Mules owners Robin and Marlan tell us about their journey to become a mule breeding operation and what makes these animals so unique.
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VIDEO: SalScilla Farms | Hydroponic Produce

Judith Allen, of SalScilla Farms in Mayflower, explains how she grows fresh produce year-round in their hydroponics building. Using only the constant flow of water and nutrients, they are able to grow a wide variety of chemical-free produce to sell at their on-farm store and the Conway Farmers Market.
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VIDEO: ArFB COVID-19 Vaccination

Last Thursday, Arkansas Farm Bureau staff had a chance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at an on-site clinic. We talked to Farm Bureau State Affairs Director Jeff Pitchford as he received his first dose, and he shared his thoughts on the importance of being protected against the virus and having an employer offer the opportunity to get the vaccine.
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VIDEO: Farmer Update | Lou Jamison, Howard County

Jamison Orchard, a peach orchard, in Nashville has been producing and supplying the sweet summer fruit to faithful customers for decades. Joey Jamison passed away two years ago but his widow Lou is keeping the multi-generation operation going without him. But she's had to fight the elements including flooding rains, late spring freezes and this year the first sub-zero temperatures she's ever encountered. Temperatures that reached -8 degrees during the February winter storm killed the buds on all but 200 of her 3,500 trees. This is not the first peach crop they've had damaged or destroyed and like Joey, Lou Jamison is a survivor. And Lou wants her loyal farmers market customers to know that though it may be a much smaller crop, she hopes to have some of her favorite varieties ready to sell this summer.
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VIDEO: Farmer Profile | Sammy Angel, Chicot County

Chicot County row crop farmer and former state representative Sammy Angel wears many hats. He was recently elected president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. He is also chairman of the Arkansas Department of Agriculture board, chair of the Chicot Memorial Medical Center board, Lake Village Fire Department Chief and he manages the historic Epstein Cotton Gin in Lake Village. We visited with him recently for a tour of the more than 100-year-old gin and let him share the importance and mission of his new role with the Ginners Association.
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VIDEO: Senate Ag Committee | Dairy Legislation

Arkansas dairy farmers testified in support of HB 1729 during a Senate Agriculture Committee meeting March 23. The legislation safeguards the state's dairy industry by leveling the playing field and ensuring Arkansas dairy producers are paid a fair price for their product - Class 1 fluid milk. Arkansas Farm Bureau supports the bill and following the committee meeting Bill Haak, chair of ArFB's dairy division, spoke about why passage of the legislation is so support and the grassroots process that brought dairy farmers to this point.
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VIDEO: 2021 National Peanut Month

Delta Peanut leaders Tommy Jumper, David Wildy and Byron Small shared their thoughts on Arkansas' growing peanut industry at an Arkansas Peanut Month celebration in Jonesboro March 25.
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VIDEO: National Ag Day Honor

In honor of National Agriculture Day, State Sen. Greg Leding was recognized by Arkansas Farm Bureau and state dairy farmers for his lead sponsorship of what is now Act 131, which helps safeguard animal agriculture in Arkansas. Sen. Leding, Farm Bureau Secretary-Treasurer Dan Wright and Farm Bureau Director of Policy Development Jessica Burkham share why protecting and celebrating agriculture is so important.
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