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Arkansas

See how Arkansas beef farmers and ranchers are rethinking the ranch to raise sustainable beef through land-saving, wildlife-preserving, and award-winning environmental efforts.

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Arkansas farmer protects local watersheds

In Siloam Springs, Arkansas is Nokes Farm Inc. owned by Lynn Nokes, a 4th generation farmer. The region where Nokes Farm is located has seen water quality decline which was attributed to a variety of reasons. Along with doing monthly water quality testing, Nokes installed seven ponds to slow and halt rain runoff to prevent nutrients and sediments from running into natural water sources. Containment areas were also installed where Nokes can draw test samples to ensure the water quality remains healthy. For their work in protecting local watersheds, Nokes Farm was awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP).

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caleb plyer

Meet Caleb Plyler, a 3rd generation cattle rancher in Hempstead County, Arkansas. Caleb, his wife Briana and son, Huck, have a pure-bred Charolais cattle ranch and cow herd. Blending the latest in cattle and forage production technology with the resources available, keeps Plyler & Son Charolais focused on raising quality beef.

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Triple-U Ranch

Raising Beef in Arkansas

Raising beef is a complex process, but throughout the entire journey, one thing remains constant – the shared commitment to raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way. There are nearly 2 million cattle in Arkansas and the farmers and ranchers that care for the animals also tend to over 5 million acres protecting the state's natural resources.

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Popular Arkansas-inspired recipes

Indian Steak & Rice Bowl

INDIAN BEEF FLANK STEAK & RICE

This beef Flank Steak is served with rice, vegetables and seasoned yogurt sauce. This Beef. It's What's For Dinner. recipe is certified by the American Heart Association®.

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Grilled Steak and Watermelon Salad

GRILLED STEAK AND WATERMELON SALAD

Watermelon and steak are grilled and served with a bright and colorful salad. This recipe is perfect for summertime.

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Discover more great beef Recipes

Autumn Pot Roast with Root Vegetables

favorite fall recipes

As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder, it’s time to fall in love with these Fall recipes. With Chili, Pot Roasts and much more, you’ll find the perfect autumn meal.

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tailgating treasures

The biggest games of the year deserve the best recipes. Whether the tailgate is in the parking lot, backyard, or home kitchen you'll be the MVP with these great tailgating recipes.

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Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili

Gotta Try Beef Chilis

It’s hard to deny that a warm, savory bowl of chili brings a certain nostalgia to the table. Whether it’s a weekly tradition or a special occasion dish, chili is one of our favorite ways to warm the soul. Discover a few of our tastiest, coziest beef chili recipes.

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arkansas fact

Over half the farm land in Arkansas is devoted to raising cattle, but Arkansas still accounts for about 46% of total rice production in the United States.