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2013 Farm Family to represent Arkansas at Southeastern Farmer of the Year awards

- Posted 7/21/2014 at 12:46 p.m.
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Northwest Arkansas farms holding steady

- Posted 7/21/2014 at 11:15 a.m.
Four different farms with one thing in common -- each plays an important role in the tapestry that is the Northwest Arkansas economy.
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Extension agents: Lighter-than-expected rain more help than harm

- Posted 7/21/2014 at 9:40 a.m.
Fast Facts: Lighter than expected rain a benefit in areas not affected by June floods Cattle producers happy with continued forage growth Storm brings record low temps, record rainfall in SW Arkansas
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Walmart Foundation's $1.05 million donation fuels second phase of strawberry initiative

- Posted 7/18/2014 at 12:30 p.m.
America’s favorite berry is finding itself in places it’s never been before thanks to research, creativity and a donation from the world’s largest retailer.
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Discounts on Polaris off-road vehicles offered to farm bureau members

- Posted 7/18/2014 at 11:16 a.m.
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Lonoke County Farm Bureau President elected chairman of USA Rice Federation

- Posted 7/16/2014 at 10:11 a.m.
Dow Brantley, president of Lonoke County Farm Bureau and past chairman of the ArFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, was recently elected to serve a two-year term as chairman of the USA Rice Federation.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Names Scholarship Recipients

- Posted 7/16/2014 at 9:00 a.m.
The ArFB Scholarship Foundation Committee announced the 10 recipients of the $2,125 Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year.
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Fall and winter forage is expensive; plan stockpiling program now

- Posted 7/15/2014 at 10:49 a.m.
The month of July is the perfect time to start planning ahead for stockpiling forage that can save growers a lot of money during the winter.
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 7/14/2014 at 9:05 a.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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Farm Bureau challenges members to “engage”

- Posted 7/14/2014 at 8:41 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Officers and Leaders conference will include a gubernatorial forum, along with educational workshops and a technology expo.
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Cargill to build facility for grain

- Posted 7/11/2014 at 2:12 p.m.
Cargill is planning to build a $45 million grain handling and shipping facility in West Memphis that will employ about 15 people.
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USDA designates 12 counties in Arkansas as primary natural disaster areas

- Posted 7/11/2014 at 12:15 p.m.
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Jay Leno to address 96th AFBF Annual Convention

- Posted 7/11/2014 at 10:42 a.m.
Acclaimed late night TV host Jay Leno will give the closing session keynote address at the 96th AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in San Diego on Jan. 12, 2015.
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First Participants in Conservation Stewardship Program Can Renew for Five More Years

- Posted 7/10/2014 at 5:00 p.m.
The first participants of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) have from July 11 until Sept. 12 to renew their contracts and make decisions on additional conservation activities that will benefit priority natural resource issues.
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UAV integration manager says FAA on track to meet September 2015 deadline

- Posted 7/10/2014 at 2:15 p.m.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or System enthusiasts have been chaffing at what they perceive as the slow progress being made by the Federal Aviation Administration in issuing the rules for commercial use of UAVs or drones.
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Statement by Bob Stallman regarding Senate approval of Darci Vetter’s nomination as Chief U.S. Agricultural Trade Negotiator

- Posted 7/10/2014 at 11:35 a.m.
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Obama plans executive action on immigration

- Posted 7/9/2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Soon after Speaker of the House John Boehner (D-Ohio) told President Barack Obama that he would not bring immigration legislation to the House floor this year, Obama announced his plans to take administration action on the issue.
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A new monthly series dedicated to Arkansas' agricultural heritage. Premieres Sunday, July 27, at 1 p.m.

- Posted 7/9/2014 at 12:00 a.m.
"Agri Arkansas" is a celebration of agriculture in Arkansas, featuring experts, innovators and challenges all present in the state's largest industry. It is designed to celebrate agriculture in Arkansas, develop conversations on complex issues.
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Leaf blight showing up in some grain sorghum fields in Arkansas

- Posted 7/8/2014 at 11:33 a.m.
Leaf blight is a foliar disease of sorghum that infrequently occurs in Arkansas was observed earlier this year. A low level of leaf blight (1-2 lesions per plant on <1% of plants in a field) was detected in a few grain sorghum fields.
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Drone demonstration in Marianna

- Posted 7/7/2014 at 1:24 p.m.
Erik Kohler with Precision Ag Partners of Carlisle, mans the controls while Joe Thrash(behind him) of Conway and Joe Christian (right) of Jonesboro are among those watching a flight demonstration of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone.
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20 Fourth of July facts about agriculture

- Posted 7/4/2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Celebrating the Fourth of July is also a celebration of the nation's agriculture industry. Check out these 20 facts about the holiday and where the food for your Independence Day barbecue came from.
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Celebrating the U.S. of Agriculture

- Posted 7/4/2014 at 9:15 a.m.
How will you mark this Fourth of July? Family barbecue, apple pie, fireworks?
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Flooded soybean fields and late replanting considerations

- Posted 7/3/2014 at 12:35 p.m.
Due to the excessive and record-breaking rainfall that occurred early Sunday morning, many fields in an area covering Prairie, Woodruff, Jackson, Monroe, St. Francis, and Cross Counties have been flooded or are still under water.
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Southwind Milling Co. to build rice mill at Pine Bluff Port

- Posted 7/2/2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Optimum Group said Monday that it will build a rice mill at 4215 Emmett Sanders Road at the Port of Pine Bluff. The plant, which will employ 25, will be running by February.
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Tax exemption takes effect for Ark. rice farmers

- Posted 7/2/2014 at 1:15 p.m.
A tax exemption projected to save Arkansas farmers millions in annual utility costs took effect today. Act 1401 of the 2013 legislative session created a state and local sales tax exemption on utilities used by a grain drying and storage facility.
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Ark Ag Dept: At least 75,000 acres under water

- Posted 7/2/2014 at 11:14 a.m.
Fast Facts: At least 75,000 acres of row crops were underwater Soybeans in low areas have a small chance to survive Flood not affecting corn, grain sorghum as hard as soybeans Heat adds the struggle to soybean and cotton crops
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Food trucks, moving companies get in on food waste reduction

- Posted 7/1/2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Whether its canned goods or pantry items, most people leave food behind when they move. As one whose family ran a moving company, Adam Lowry saw pounds of food go to waste.
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USDA continues farm bill implementation with provisions to help farmers manage risk

- Posted 7/1/2014 at 2:30 p.m.
Department Announces New Beginning Farmer Benefits, Other Changes to Crop Insurance that Provide Flexibility to Farmers
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Record soybean crop in the ground; less corn

A new report from the Agriculture Department pegs the nation’s planted soybean acreage at a record 84.8 million acres. But ultimately Mother Nature will determine how plentiful harvest will be for both soybean and corn farmers, says the American Farm...
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Weekend storm system leaves thousands of Arkansas crop acres underwater

- Posted 7/1/2014 at 10:51 a.m.
Fast Facts: Weekend storm system set new records for 24-hour totals Flood warnings up for parts of Cache, White, L’Anguille rivers “It was the most water I’ve seen in McCrory in the 22 years I’ve lived there.” -- Eugene Terhune
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