Ozarks at Large Stories

News and Culture Stories about Northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas River Valley and more from Ozarks at Large

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The band Route 358 is officially releasing the new album Only the River Knows tomorrow night in Springdale. The band recently came to the Carver Center for Public Radio to discuss the CD.

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Grass Roots Farmers' Coop, which got its start in 2014, focuses on small-batch farming and responsibly raised meat. The chickens, hogs, cattle and other livestock raised on the coop's members' farms are pasture-raised and fed non-GMO feed. The coop then sells the meat directly to customers via its website, ships it to restaurants around Arkansas and works with distributors and e-commerce companies to get the products to other parts of the country.

At the ranch on County Road 766 in Jonesboro, a pretty silvery-white calf born just three days earlier was happily playing and running around on a field. He’s one of the newest members of Arkansas’s collective herd, population 1.75 million.

“The last bull we bought cost $3,600, and he’s a good bull, but probably the next one we buy will be higher than that.  You have to look for traits that will improve the calves that you already have,” said rancher Eric Grant. 

There’s a dent in the fence from when a massive bull tried to hurl himself through it to get to a cow.  The bull seems to have an uncanny sense for when a cow is in heat even several fields away, Grant said.

A Wednesday roundup: Governor Asa Hutchinson supports the latest proposal to alter the ACA, school millage questions approved and Money magazine notices northwest Arkansas.

Considering Vietnam

Sep 20, 2017

AETN and the Fayetteville Public Library hosted a panel discussion Saturday regarding the Vietnam War. The conversation followed a preview screening of the new documentary series The Vietnam War on PBS this month.