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Moms on the Farm tour gives attendees a glimpse of food production methods

- Posted 9/29/2014 at 8:50 a.m.
On Oct. 6, the third annual Moms on the Farm Tour will provide attendees with a better understanding of how farmers provide consumers with the food they feed their families as they tour local farms in the northwest Arkansas area.
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Arkansas school districts enhance math and science courses

- Posted 9/25/2014 at 8:29 a.m.
This year, four Arkansas school districts received individual grants totaling $55,000 from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
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VIDEO: Copper Theft & Crime

- Posted 9/24/2014 at 10:14 a.m.
Gubernatorial candidates forum question on copper theft and crime.
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 9/24/2014 at 10:10 a.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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New episode of ‘Agri Arkansas’ to premiere Sept. 28 on AETN

- Posted 9/24/2014 at 9:20 a.m.
“Agri Arkansas,” a monthly series produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), will examine state agricultural economics, the Cummins prison farm operations in South Arkansas, and Clarksville peach orchards, Sunday, Sept. 28.
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Foundation releases new my american farm app

- Posted 9/22/2014 at 9:03 a.m.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new version of its popular My American Farm app for iPads, Android tablets and Kindle Fire. The app is available for download on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
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Stockpiling pastures still an option for emergency grazing

- Posted 9/19/2014 at 1:15 p.m.
Most producers have harvested a good quantity of hay this summer, but the forage quality is low in many cases, said John Jennings, professor-forage for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
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Sept. 30 Deadline for Wheat and Oat Producers to Buy Crop Insurance

- Posted 9/19/2014 at 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 30 is the deadline for Arkansas growers of winter wheat and oats to purchase crop insurance for the 2015 crop year.
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The Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit announce winners of the Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year contest

- Posted 9/19/2014 at 9:45 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit have announced the winners of the 2014 Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year Contest.
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Farm Bureau Supports Farmer Flexibility Act Proposal

- Posted 9/16/2014 at 1:15 p.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach praised legislation proposed Tuesday by U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman that would provide relief for farmers affected in the financial meltdown created by Turner Grain Merchandising.
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Veach Part of AFBF Delegation to Switzerland, Belgium

- Posted 9/16/2014 at 9:03 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach is part of a delegation in to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive agreements that would reduce, if not eliminate, government-imposed barriers to agricultural trade.
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VIDEO: Education

- Posted 9/15/2014 at 4:02 p.m.
Gubernatorial candidates forum question on education with insight about rural education.
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Lake Village grower smashes soybean yield record, 2nd to break 100 bu/acre in 2014

- Posted 9/12/2014 at 2:51 p.m.
Chicot County grower David Bennett certified at 112.012 bushels per acre Bennett’s plot was Asgrow 4632
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Arkansas State Plant Board implements emergency quarantine to slow spread of Emerald Ash Boree

- Posted 9/12/2014 at 9:14 a.m.
Twenty-five Arkansas counties are included in an ash quarantine, voted into action today by the Arkansas State Plant Board to slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
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Stopping regulatory overreach gains traction

- Posted 9/10/2014 at 11:35 a.m.
Arkansas' four U.S. House members all voted Tuesday to limit what they consider the regulatory overreach of the EPA concerning its proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.
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Farm Bureau urges congress to bring common sense to endangered species act

- Posted 9/9/2014 at 11:59 a.m.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation today called for clear, cost-benefit analyses from regulatory agencies that enforce the Endangered Species Act.
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VIDEO: Water Conservation Opportunities

Farmers are using new technologies to conserve water and use this valuable resource efficiently.
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VIDEO: Income Tax Reductions

- Posted 9/8/2014 at 12:31 p.m.
Gubernatorial candidates forum question on income tax reductions and its impact on property taxes.
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Pryor: USDA Decision Provides Breathing Room for Arkansas Farmers

- Posted 9/8/2014 at 10:05 a.m.
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor announced Friday that USDA will provide a 90-day extension for Arkansas farmers affected by Turner Grain’s breach of contract and non-payments.
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USA Rice Federation asks for student applicants

- Posted 9/4/2014 at 3:10 p.m.
During the month of September, teens across the U.S. will be conducting rice promotional programs for entry in the annual National Rice Month (NRM) scholarship contest, which is sponsored by Dow AgroSciences.
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Conservation Stewardship Program renewal deadline looms

- Posted 9/4/2014 at 11:35 a.m.
The clock is ticking for farmers and ranchers whose 5 year Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) enrollment contracts expire this year.
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Livestock producers urged to enroll in disaster assistance program by Oct. 1

- Posted 9/3/2014 at 3:59 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014.
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More women in agriculture

- Posted 9/3/2014 at 12:11 p.m.
More and more women are taking on leading roles in the agriculture industry.
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24 Arkansas students earn FFA American FFA Degree

- Posted 9/2/2014 at 3:41 p.m.
A total of 24 Arkansas students have earned American degrees, signifying the highest level of FFA membership.
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Ark. crop value losses tallied at $35.6M; figure expected to rise after harvest

- Posted 9/2/2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Flooding has caused $35.6 million in lost crop value, but the full extent of the damage won’t be known until after harvest, according to economists with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
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Arkansas Congressional delegation asking for extension of Commodity Credit Corp. loans

- Posted 9/2/2014 at 8:47 a.m.
All four of Arkansas members in the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter Aug. 28 urging USDA Sec. Tom Vislack to extend terms of the Commodity Credit Corp. loans for farmers impacted by the financial tangle involving Turner Grain.
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Miller selected as VIP by National FFA

- Posted 8/29/2014 at 9:02 a.m.
Dr. Jeff Miller, professor of agricultural communications in the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, has been named as a VIP Award Recipient by the National FFA.
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VIDEO: Proposed Tax Polices

- Posted 8/28/2014 at 4:34 p.m.
Gubernatorial candidates forum question on agriculture sales tax exemptions and proposed tax polices.
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VIDEO: Emerald Ash Borer In Arkansas

- Posted 8/28/2014 at 2:45 p.m.
The Plant Board is considering a quarantine for the counties where the EAB has been confirmed and 19 surrounding counties.
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Farm Bureau’s Veach to Testify at Natural Resources Hearing

- Posted 8/27/2014 at 2:59 p.m.
ArFB President Randy Veach will testify Sept. 9 in front of the House Committee on Natural Resources in Washington, D.C.
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