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Army Corps Memos Reveal Dysfunction, Secrecy and Misconduct at EPA, American Farm Bureau Says

- Posted 7/31/2015 at 2:28 p.m.
A cache of internal memos that federal regulators intended to keep private reveals a culture of secrecy, falsehood and dysfunction that permeated the Waters of the U.S. rulemaking process.
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PODCAST: Greg Peterson

- Posted 7/24/2015 at 9:59 a.m.
Greg Peterson and his brothers enjoy working on their family farm in Kansas and being advocates for agriculture. In 2012 they produced a parody video released on YouTube which went viral in a matter of days, receiving more than 9 million views.
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PODCAST: The need for GMOs

- Posted 7/22/2015 at 1:43 p.m.
Public interest in biotechnology is growing but consumers struggle to understand genetically engineered crops and misinformation abounds.
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- Posted 7/20/2015 at 3:41 p.m.
Keynote speakers and workshops presentations from Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 67th annual Officers and Leaders Conference.
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VIDEO: Tomatoes at the Trotter

- Posted 7/20/2015 at 9:49 a.m.
“Tomatoes at the Trotter” in Monticello celebrates the growing popularity and importance of heirloom tomatoes in Arkansas.
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 7/16/2015 at 8:57 a.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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PODCAST: Homegrown by Heroes

- Posted 7/14/2015 at 8:55 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Department and Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs are partnering on a Farmer Veteran Initiative and the creation of the Homegrown by Heroes label.
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Farm Bureau Leaders to #BeVocal in Hot Springs

- Posted 7/13/2015 at 11:33 a.m.
ArFB’s 67th annual Officers and Leaders Conference is set for July 20-21 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The conference theme is #BeVocal.
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VIDEO: Continuing Family Legacy

- Posted 7/13/2015 at 9:46 a.m.
Nathan Reed is continuing a legacy in Lee County when his family was named the 2014 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year.
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Read the new Front Porch magazine

- Posted 7/9/2015 at 10:27 a.m.
Arkansas’ Focus on Cuba-Th e time has come to lift the Cuban trade embargo; Th e unquestionable benefit of GM foods-Debunking the boogey man myth;
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VIDEO: Egg Prices Increase

- Posted 7/6/2015 at 9:36 a.m.
An outbreak of avian influenza earlier this year led to a nationwide shortage of laying hens, resulting in higher prices for eggs throughout the country.
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PODCAST: Grain Sorghum demand increasing

- Posted 7/2/2015 at 11:56 a.m.
Demand for grain sorghum from domestic and export markets is on the rise and acreage in Arkansas has more than doubled
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VIDEO: 2015 Flood

- Posted 7/2/2015 at 9:57 a.m.
Farmers and ranchers in the Arkansas and Red River valleys are recovering from the worst river flooding in 25 years.
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Farm Bureau’s Veach Named to USDA-USTR Committee

- Posted 7/1/2015 at 1:24 p.m.
ArFB President Randy Veach, a cotton, soybean and corn farmer from Manila, has been appointed to the USDA's Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee for Tobacco, Cotton and Peanuts.
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- Posted 6/26/2015 at 12:57 p.m.
The U.S. Senate is considering S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act which will force the EPA and Corps of Engineers to start over and draft a new Waters of the U.S. rule.
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Read the new Arkansas Agriculture

- Posted 6/26/2015 at 12:16 p.m.
This issue offers an inside look at an Arkansas bee-keeper and explains why Trade Promotion Authority is so important to agriculture.
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Attorneys General Rutledge and Miller to Co-Chair Newly Formed NAAG Agriculture Committee

- Posted 6/25/2015 at 9:17 a.m.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller today announced that they will co-chair the newly formed National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Agriculture Committee.
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Senate Passage of TPA Moves Bill Forward

- Posted 6/24/2015 at 4:22 p.m.
ARFB reinforced its support for Trade Promotion Authority on Wednesday, following Senate passage of a proposal that allows U.S. trade negotiators the ability to reach agreement with other nations on trade matters.
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Arkansas farmers endorse students for $12,000 in scholarships

- Posted 6/24/2015 at 7:56 a.m.
Eight Arkansas students were awarded a total of $12,000 in college scholarships this spring from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
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PODCAST: Forestry Issues Update

- Posted 6/23/2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Farmers and ranchers attending Arkansas Farm Bureau’s forestry division summer meeting were briefed on economic development opportunities for forestry and conservation program guidelines for timber producers.
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VIDEO: Building Relationships

- Posted 6/23/2015 at 3:26 p.m.
The Fayetteville Farmers Market is a popular venue where farmers help consumers with questions about their food purchases
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2015 District Farm Families of the Year Named

- Posted 6/22/2015 at 1:20 p.m.
District winners for the 68th annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected.
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Passage of TPA Benefits Arkansas Agriculture

- Posted 6/18/2015 at 3:38 p.m.
ArFB President Randy Veach said Thursday’s passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of a bill containing what is commonly known as trade promotion authority (TPA), is a critical step that could have a positive impact on Arkansas agriculture.
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PODCAST: Animal Agriculture Issues Update

- Posted 6/17/2015 at 11:12 a.m.
Farmers and ranchers attending ARFB’s beef cattle, poultry, and swine division summer meeting were briefed on state and federal issues facing animal agriculture.
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VIDEO: Catfish Industry Stabilizies

- Posted 6/17/2015 at 12:00 a.m.
A substantial increase in prices and lower costs of production are providing a more profitable and stable environment for catfish farmers.
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PODCAST: Arkansas River Flooding

- Posted 6/11/2015 at 12:19 p.m.
Jill Evans is a row crop farmer near Mayflower. She describes the extent of the flood damage and her intentions to move on once the waters recede.
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PODCAST: Impact of flooding on agriculture

- Posted 6/11/2015 at 12:17 p.m.
Wes Ward, secretary of the Arkansas Agriculture Department, discusses the severity of flooding on farms and ranches in Arkansas.
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PODCAST: Red River Flooding

- Posted 6/8/2015 at 10:10 a.m.
Tyler McDonald is a cattleman in Lafayette County who, like many of his neighbors, has seen much of his farm be flooded by the Red River.
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Rice Foundation Accepting Applications for 2016 Rice Leadership Development Program

- Posted 6/8/2015 at 9:52 a.m.
The Rice Foundation is accepting applications for the 2016 Rice Leadership Development Program.
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Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest winners named

- Posted 6/4/2015 at 11:13 a.m.
Jordan Williams of Bonnerdale and Zack Williams of Nashville were winners at the 58th annual Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest held June 3 at the state fairgrounds in Little Rock.
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