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'Agri Arkansas' to feature Gov. Hutchinson in Jan. 29 episode on AETN

Posted 23 Jan 2017

'Agri Arkansas,' a monthly series produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network, will take a closer look at Cuba, discuss 2016 harvests and recognize African-Americans' agricultural accomplishments in a new episode Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m.

This episode begins with a guest appearance by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to address the normalization of relations with the Cuban government and how it could affect Arkansas agriculture. In a conversation with host Tony Brooks, Gov. Hutchinson discusses current opportunities available in the rice and poultry markets, previous negotiations with the Cuban government, the fluidity of the current political climate and projections for the future. The segment also discusses Gov. Hutchinson's agricultural background, proposed Chinese investments in the Arkansas timber and garment industries, and possible export opportunities in the European market.

Other segments will feature Arkansas's 2016 harvests, as detailed by farmers across the state, and recognize the accomplishments of African-Americans in agriculture at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center's Farm in the City event.

'Agri Arkansas' is a celebration of agriculture in Arkansas, featuring experts, innovators and challenges all present in the state's largest industry. This monthly series dedicated to Arkansas's agricultural heritage airs on the last Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. Additional information is available at aetn.org/agriarkansas.

The series is funded, in part, by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture and the Moving Image Trust Fund.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).