Sake Farmer Chris Isbell

September is National Rice month, and this week we are highlighting our rice growing 2018 Arkansas Farm Family of the year, The Isbells. They will also be competing for the 2019 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year in Georgia, where they will compete against nine other farms.

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Simple, Easy Pickles

Summer is almost gone. Fresh produce from the garden dwindles day by day. Don’t despair. You can still enjoy one of summer’s signature flavors year-round by making these simple, easy pickles. As the name indicates, there’s nothing to it.

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Tomato Farmer Talks Success, Struggles & the Future

James Meeks is a fifth-generation farmer who has become known across Arkansas and the mid-south for his tomato, watermelon and “u-pick” produce operation near Hamburg in Ashley County. He and his business partner have overcome regulatory and workforce challenges and built their Triple M Farms into a key tomato provider for Walmart, Subway restaurants and […]

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Arkansas Crunchy Catfish

August is National Catfish Month. U.S. catfish farmers took it on the chin about 10 years ago when cheap, low-quality, Asian “catfish” flooded the U.S. market. That’s changed for the better as consumers became educated and quickly realized how much better quality U.S. farm-raised catfish is. When grocery shopping for catfish, always ask for and […]

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Arkansas’ Peach Pickin’ Paradise

August is National Peach Month. We visited peach grower Mark Morgan at his farm Peach Pickin’ Paradise, and he told us about his popular ag-tourism u-pick orchard.

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A Winning Recipe: Salted Caramel Mini Cheesecakes

The 2019 Arkansas Farm Bureau Dairy Foods Contest was held in early June at the State Fairgrounds in Little Rock. Sixteen-year-old Faith Fritch of Hiwasse won top prize in the “Party Ideas” competition for her Salted Caramel Mini Cheesecakes recipe. A team from Arkansas Farm Bureau was on hand for the competition and spent time […]

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Recipe: A Pecan Month Mouthful

The South’s native nut is a favorite any time of the year By Gregg Patterson I dare you. Place out a bowl of salted maple-glazed pecans (see recipe below) when hosting guests, and see how long it takes before it’s empty. The pecan is by far the most popular of America’s commercially grown, edible native […]

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