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Traditional Thanksgiving dinner to cost more this year

- Posted 11/20/2014 at 8:45 a.m.
It will cost families more to prepare the Thanksgiving meal this year, due largely to an increase in the average cost of frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk.
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EPA's proposed carbon regulation will hurt everyone

- Posted 11/19/2014 at 10:17 a.m.
The proposed regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding greenhouse gasses could end up costing billions. Micheal Clements has more.
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Crawford, Boozman urge Kerry to protect American rice farmers

- Posted 11/18/2014 at 3:41 p.m.
In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) and U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today urged protecting American rice producers against unfair business practices in Iraq.
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SAU students will produce soybeans and wheat on farmland in Lafayette County

- Posted 11/17/2014 at 11:45 a.m.
Southern Arkansas University's farming operation is growing again, this time with the gift of approximately 400 acres of crop land in southern Lafayette County.
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Arkansas trots to No. 2 turkey-producing state

- Posted 11/17/2014 at 9:15 a.m.
Arkansas has trotted into second place among turkey-producing states after North Carolina's gobbler population fell sharply as U.S. turkey numbers hit a 28-year low.
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Young American farmers brim with optimism

- Posted 11/14/2014 at 2:45 p.m.
Each year, the American Farm Bureau Federation surveys about 1,000 young farmers and ranchers from across the country.
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The Arkansas Agriculture Department recognizes Century Farms across the state

- Posted 11/14/2014 at 12:15 p.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Department announced today that 54 Arkansas farms will be designated as Arkansas Century Farms in 2014. Arkansas Century Farm signs and certificates will be presented to owners of the farms at three locations around the stat...
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Beef advocacy program recruits FFA members to engage with consumers

- Posted 11/14/2014 at 10:57 a.m.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association is ready to launch MBA 2.0, the next generation of the beef industry spokesperson program.
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 11/14/2014 at 10:45 a.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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Young Farmers and Ranchers tell EPA to ditch the rule

- Posted 11/13/2014 at 11:33 a.m.
America’s young farmers and ranchers are speaking out on the devastating impact their new businesses will suffer under the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, the American Farm Bureau Federation said.
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Nov. 19 webinar devoted to GMO labeling

- Posted 11/12/2014 at 9:30 a.m.
The use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, and whether food labels should note their presence in products, has become a center of a heated debate among consumers, the food industry and lawmakers.
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Coverage selection for new 2014 Farm Bill safety net programs begins Nov. 17

- Posted 11/11/2014 at 2:00 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), begins Nov. 17, 2014.
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Bayer to provide up to 200,000 meals to feed the hungry this holiday season with “#Thankful4Ag” initiative

- Posted 11/11/2014 at 11:57 a.m.
Feeding America® and Bayer are joining forces to help make the holiday season a bit brighter for Americans struggling with hunger by sponsoring “#Thankful4Ag,” a social initiative that will help provide up to 200,000 meals from Nov. 10-Dec. 1.
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NASS November estimate has Arkansas with three new yield records

- Posted 11/11/2014 at 9:03 a.m.
Despite this season’s soggy start, Arkansas farmers could set three statewide average yield records in 2014 in corn, cotton and soybeans, the National Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
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AFBF launches Women in Ag survey

- Posted 11/10/2014 at 8:54 a.m.
The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program has launched “Women in Ag,” an online survey that aims to gauge the goals, aspirations, achievements and needs of women in American agriculture in a number of different areas.
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Statement by Bob Stallman regarding results of 2014 mid-term election

- Posted 11/7/2014 at 11:45 a.m.
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USDA Seeks Input on New Beef Promotion Order

- Posted 11/7/2014 at 9:15 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking input from the public to guide its development of a new industry-funded promotion, research and information order (also known as a "checkoff program") for beef.
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Waldrip named Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Alumni award winner

- Posted 11/5/2014 at 3:37 p.m.
Allison A. Thomas and Mark Waldrip have been named as the 2014 outstanding alumni for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas.
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Illegal seed sales at livestock auction barns

- Posted 11/5/2014 at 10:38 a.m.
Drake Farms of Fairland, OK has been selling illegal seed again in Arkansas.
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New monitoring, outside review mark Big Creek 4th Quarter report

- Posted 11/3/2014 at 2:45 p.m.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture team researching water quality near a Newton County hog farm installed new monitoring equipment near manure holding ponds
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Nine new Farm Bill workshops scheduled for farmers

- Posted 11/3/2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Nine new Farm Bill workshop sessions have been added to the more than one dozen already scheduled across Arkansas.
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ArFB Women's Committee makes donation to Ronald McDonald House

- Posted 11/3/2014 at 11:17 a.m.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau Women’s Committee made a $10,000 donation Oct. 30 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas and committed to donate $30,000 more over the next three years.
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America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders launches in Arkansas

- Posted 10/30/2014 at 8:58 a.m.
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available.
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Read the new Arkansas Agriculture

- Posted 10/24/2014 at 12:55 p.m.
Meeting the Challenge - These young farmers and ranchers lead by example; Faces of Agriculture - Melvin Daniel; Endangered Species Act reform.
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Brazil ag tour available to Arkansas Farm Bureau members

- Posted 10/24/2014 at 11:19 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau is organizing an Ag Tour to Brazil in February. This will be an 8-day trip where producers will tour Brazilian Agriculture.
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VIDEO: Muscadine Production in Arkansas

- Posted 10/24/2014 at 8:00 a.m.
Interest in fresh market production of muscadines is on the rise in Arkansas.
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Arkansas farmers combine tradition with stewardship

- Posted 10/23/2014 at 1:36 p.m.
The Census of Agriculture is the most complete account of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Every Thursday USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will highlight new Census data.
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Read the new Front Porch magazine

- Posted 10/23/2014 at 11:32 a.m.
Your vote (or not) speaks volumes; Ghost Towns of Arkansas; Immersed in the joy of the harvest season
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FSA, Division of Ag offer dozen-plus Farm Bill workshops for crop producers

- Posted 10/23/2014 at 10:34 a.m.
Arkansas crop producers will have more than a dozen opportunities to get up to speed on the 2014 Farm Bill and its anticipated effects on their operation in the more than one dozen workshops planned in Oct. and Nov. across Arkansas.
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Arkansas counties receive federal disaster declarations

- Posted 10/22/2014 at 3:55 p.m.
United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made Secretarial disaster declarations for farmers in two counties in Arkansas that suffered losses and damage due to high winds and hail that occurred on October 7, 2014.
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