Rice Farming 101

September is National Rice Month, and Arkansas produces more rice than any other state. Trent Dabbs comes from a long line of rice farmers. The Arkansas County, fourth-generation rice farmer has a serious passion for what he does. In our series, “Rows and Ranches,” Trent describes the planting process.

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Emily’s Rice Chips

September is National Rice Month. The winner of the Party Idea recipe for the 2019 Arkansas Rice Is Nice Contest was 16-year-old Emily Gibson of Jonesboro.

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Fruit and Vegetable Safety

It’s National Food Safety Education Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six Americans get sick from eating contaminated food. Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables provides important health benefits, but it’s important that you select and prepare them safely.

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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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