Category: Arkansas

Judging the 2014 National Beef Ambassador Contest

I love to travel, even if it does mean riding in a small Delta puddle jumper with a grumpy flight staff. A few weeks ago, I had the really awesome opportunity to travel to Arkansas and be a judge for the 2014 National Beef Ambassador contest. I was never a participant in the program, but […]

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It’s not a trip home without…

Last week I had the opportunity to make a quick trip back to Arkansas to see family and friends. It was my first visit since Christmas and it seems like 5 days flew by entirely too fast. With every trip home growing farther apart these days, I always have a brief list of things that […]

Family and Farming will persist through the Arkansas drought

A special Thank You to @Urban Magazine from Fort Smith, Arkansas for featuring my story and insight on this year’s drought and its impact on the farming community. Be sure to check out the original story and leave a comment on the @Urban Magazine website. Ryan Goodman is tracking the extreme drought from his home […]

Isaac brings rain, worries and relief for Arkansas drought

Hurricane Isaac’s approach to Arkansas and the Midwestern states couldn’t be more of a blessing. These areas are in great need of significant rainfall. My thoughts go out to those affected by the significant flooding and wind damage on the coasts of Mississippi and Louisiana. Even though some forecasts are calling for up to 8 inches […]

CBS News covers Arkansas drought – Respond with comments

No matter how hard we (farmers, ranchers, others within the agriculture community) may try to share our story with the world, there will always be haters. That would be those folks who have made up their minds about agriculture based on their first impressions from anti-agriculture groups. We have a long road to travel in […]

Arkansas Drought forcing ranchers to sell off cattle

As the drought conditions in Arkansas continue to worsen, farmers and ranchers watch their fields turn brown and water sources shrink. A few weeks ago, I shared a few photos from my family’s fields on CNN. Despite more numerous spotty showers, this week’s drought monitor update shows the drought only intensifying in Arkansas and across […]

Arkansas Drought Worsens, Impacts Livestock and Crops

Arkansas was on the fringes of the 2011 drought that impacted much of Texas and Oklahoma. Cattle farmers culled a little deeper than normal, but most were able to retain the majority of their herds. However, this year things have not been kind to Arkansas cattle producers. The state started off on a dry note, […]

Livestock numbers and drought dictate cattle and forage managment

Drought will not release its grasp of the Southern and Western regions, Spring stockpiles of forage are impacted, and cattle numbers have yet to recover from last year’s devastating drought. These ingredients spell out the need for well thought out management of forage supplies and cattle herds across the country. Last week I shared a […]

Dry Conditions Drying Up Business for Cattle Farmers

Watch out! I HERD on the news tonight that my dad “spends his life surrounded by these beautiful females!” Haha, no he’s not in trouble, but my dad was featured on the Little Rock ABC news tonight in a story featuring the struggles cattle farmers are having with recent and long-term dry weather conditions. Be […]

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