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VIDEO: A Christmas Tradition

- Posted 12/19/2014 at 3:55 p.m.
Families that visit Christmas tree farms take home more than just a tree, they take home memories.
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VIDEO: 2014 Convention Addresses

- Posted 12/19/2014 at 3:01 p.m.
ARFB Convention addresses from Arkansas Governor-elect, Asa Hutchinson and Randy Veach, president of Arkansas Farm Bureau
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VIDEO: 2014 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year

- Posted 12/18/2014 at 2:37 p.m.
Nathan and Kristin Reed of Marianna were named the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year at the 67th annual luncheon December 11.
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2015 Rice Leadership Development Class Announced

- Posted 12/17/2014 at 2:00 p.m.
The seven members of the 26th Rice Leadership Development Class were announced during the USA Rice Outlook Conference annual luncheon here this last week.
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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Accepting Applications through Jan. 16, 2015, for Nine Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative Projects in Arkansas

- Posted 12/17/2014 at 11:10 a.m.
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 12/12/2014 at 1:39 p.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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Reeds named Arkansas Farm Family of the Year

- Posted 12/11/2014 at 2:52 p.m.
The Reed family of Marianna is the 2014 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year.
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Craighead is top Farm Bureau county again

- Posted 12/5/2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Craighead County is the state’s top county Farm Bureau organization for the second year in a row. Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach presented the President’s Award Dec. 4 to County President Scott Gibson at the organization’s 80th annual con...
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Veach continues as Arkansas Farm Bureau leader

- Posted 12/5/2014 at 1:45 p.m.
Randy Veach and Rich Hillman will continue as president and vice president, respectively, of Arkansas Farm Bureau following their re-election Friday.
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Farm Bureau awards top women’s committee

- Posted 12/5/2014 at 1:45 p.m.
The Women’s Committee from Washington County has won its seventh consecutive Outstanding County Women’s Program award. The group was recognized Dec. 4, during Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 80th Annual Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Vilonia teacher wins Farm Bureau award

- Posted 12/5/2014 at 12:15 p.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau recognized Harold McCain of Vilonia High School as the state’s Outstanding Ag Educator. McCain received the award at the organization’s 80th annual convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Farm Bureau honors young farmers/ranchers

- Posted 12/5/2014 at 10:23 a.m.
Alechia Meador of Green Forest is the winner of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2014 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. Farm Bureau honored her Dec. 4 at its 80th annual convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Jonesboro’s Gairhan wins Farm Bureau leadership award

- Posted 12/4/2014 at 9:51 a.m.
David Wayne Gairhan, Jr., a rice, soybean and corn farmer from Jonesboro, is the 2014 recipient of the Stanley E. Reed Leadership Award from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation.
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Number of Arkansas Christmas tree farms cut by half

- Posted 12/2/2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Santa may have fewer Arkansas-grown trees to stow his presents this year, with the latest Census of Agriculture showing the number of Christmas tree farms in Arkansas declining sharply from 59 in 2007 to just 29 in 2012.
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5 Myths About Farming

- Posted 12/2/2014 at 10:42 a.m.
The holiday season is a time to say thanks for the plethora of food we’re lucky to have available. These feasts would not be possible without the hard work of family farmers throughout the country.
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My wish for Thanksgiving? Know who Norman Borlaug is.

- Posted 11/26/2014 at 12:53 p.m.
Even though he changed the world and helped feed countless people, the average American isn't familiar with Norman Borlaug.
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Wet weather may promote record cotton, rice yields

- Posted 11/24/2014 at 2:15 p.m.
As the 2014 rice and cotton harvests draw to a close, a mild summer and fall, coupled with heavy rainfall throughout the state, appear to have delivered surprisingly high yields for both rice and cotton.
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On-site grain storage in Arkansas on the rise

- Posted 11/24/2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Corn growers across Arkansas are increasingly taking matters into their own hands, erecting on-farm storage facilities to help them more efficiently market and harvest their product, rather than relying on commercial grain elevators.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Sets 80th Convention

- Posted 11/24/2014 at 8:50 a.m.
Agricultural leaders from across the state will come together in Hot Springs for Farm Bureau’s 80th annual convention.
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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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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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