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 […]
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.
Six generations of the Post family have been making juice and wine in Arkansas for more than 100 years. Earlier this month, Post patriarch Mathew turned 94 years old, so we thought we’d share this special video about the family’s business, their beliefs and their unique corner of the Arkansas agriculture industry.
You may be aware that there are, in fact, wines made in Arkansas. You may have also seen our previous story on the Post Winery in Altus or our videos about the process of harvesting and processing muscadine grapes. But, did you know that the business of growing grapes in Arkansas has grown enough to […]
Six generations of the Post family have been making juice and wine in Arkansas for more than 100 years. You can learn more about them here. Earlier this month, Post Winery in Altus completed its muscadine harvest and processing of the grapes to make juice and wine. Watch the videos to see and hear how […]
Shawn Peebles of Woodruff is one of a select group of sweet potato growers in Arkansas and the only grower of organic sweet potato growers in the state. He and other sweet potato farmers are busy harvesting their crop in time to get them to grocery stores for the holiday meal season. In this second […]
Fall is officially here, but, in typical Arkansas fashion, it doesn’t quite feel like it yet. Nevertheless, Thanksgiving will be here in no time, and that means it’s also “sweet potato season.” Growers like Shawn Peebles of Woodruff are busy pulling their crop from the ground in time to get them to groceries and on […]
Tim and Robin Ralston saw an opportunity in milling and packaging their own rice, but that opportunity was a huge risk. It still is, but they are feeling good about their decision. Tim says they mill everything they grow. “But when you stack it up against some of the big corporate mills, it’s really very, […]
Nathan and Nicole Hill are swine, poultry and cattle farmers near the community of Newhope on the Pike and Howard County line. They’ve been married 13 years. Nathan is 35 and left a job as a high school football and baseball coach, while Nicole left a nursing career in Hooks, Texas to move back home […]
Shawn Peebles is an all-organic farmer. He runs Peebles Organic out of Augusta and everything he grows on the 1,500 acres he farms follows the strict organic guidelines necessary to be certified as “organic produce.” He’s been at it for 15 years, growing edamame, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes and processor pumpkins. Organic farming is […]