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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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Baker, 4 other Arkansans selected for Honorary American FFA Degree

- Posted 8/27/2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Rodney Baker and four other Arkansans have been selected to receive an Honorary American FFA Degree.
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New maps show potential impact of proposed WOTUS rule

- Posted 8/27/2014 at 11:04 a.m.
New interactive maps planned for release in September from the American Farm Bureau Federation will show just how far beyond its jurisdiction EPA is trying to go with its Waters of the U.S. proposal. Micheal Clements has the story.
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RiceTec Field Day: Studies show hybrid rice offers sustainability benefits

- Posted 8/26/2014 at 12:00 p.m.
Sustainability is a term that has been a bit slow to catch on in the farming community. But it’s becoming increasingly important for major food processors and retailers.
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Arkansas Agriculture Secretary requests assistance for farmers

- Posted 8/26/2014 at 11:53 a.m.
Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Butch Calhoun has requested the assistance of United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in helping farmers in Arkansas and nearby states who had commodity contracts to sell grain to Turner Grain.
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Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Opens Doors for Community Success

- Posted 8/26/2014 at 10:26 a.m.
Innovation and entrepreneurship are two words that are more likely to be associated with Silicon Valley than rural America. These two words, however, describe many small businesses in rural communities across the country.
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 8/25/2014 at 9:18 a.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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State plant board considers seed testing

- Posted 8/22/2014 at 3:40 p.m.
At its meeting last Friday, the Arkansas Plant Board's (ASPB) Seed Committee considered a request to scale back testing of rice for certain transgenic varieties.
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Looking forward with the ArFB Women's Committee

- Posted 8/22/2014 at 1:11 p.m.
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Arkansas Women in Agriculture northeast regional meeting

- Posted 8/21/2014 at 9:57 a.m.
The Arkansas Women in Agriculture will be hosting their northeast regional meeting September 4 at the University of Arkansas Experiment Station in Batesville.
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Read the new Arkansas Agriculture

- Posted 8/18/2014 at 3:49 p.m.
Arkansas’ right to farm laws, Policy Update — Ditch the Rule; A look inside Arkansas’ agricultural museums and historical sites.
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Glimpse into global demands; future of livestock

- Posted 8/18/2014 at 10:49 a.m.
Thousands of livestock scientists got a glimpse of the future at the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science, the American Dairy Science Association and the Canadian Society of Animal Science in Kansas City.
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Delta Plastics announces ‘game-changing’ water initiative, could reduce usage 20%

- Posted 8/14/2014 at 1:19 p.m.
Delta Plastics and a consortium of agricultural interests in Arkansas launched a new water conservation software initiative that leaders say could reduce water usage by 20% by the year 2020.
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Coleman named 2014-15 Miss Arkansas Rice

- Posted 8/11/2014 at 4:09 p.m.
Madison Coleman of Brinkley (Monroe County) is 2014-15 Miss Arkansas Rice.
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Read the new Front Porch magazine

- Posted 8/11/2014 at 2:50 p.m.
Cool summer travel destinations; P. Allen Smith shares the joy of fresh eggs; simple summer suppers.
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State water plan nearing completion

- Posted 8/11/2014 at 10:01 a.m.
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'Right to Farm' measure passes in Missouri

- Posted 8/6/2014 at 4:04 p.m.
Voters in Missouri Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment allowing for a “right to farm.”
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ASTA Receives $3M Federal Grant to Reduce Crop Stress

- Posted 8/6/2014 at 11:30 a.m.
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National Farmers Market Week: celebration of trust, community, economy, health

- Posted 8/6/2014 at 9:45 a.m.
In the past six years, there has been a 76 percent increase in farmers markets nationwide, and with Arkansas’ farmers markets nearly doubling in the last decade, the state is ranked among the top 10 for the biggest increase.
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EPA Shenanigans Panned in #DitchTheRule Animated Video

- Posted 8/5/2014 at 2:49 p.m.
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Agronomic Innovations purchases AgRobotics of Little Rock

- Posted 8/1/2014 at 12:17 p.m.
AgRobotics, the Little Rock maker of the patented AutoProbe precision soil sampler, has announced its sale to Agronomic Innovations of Brighton, Ill.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Praises Senators’ Action

- Posted 7/31/2014 at 4:17 p.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau praised a proposal cosponsored by United State Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, the Private Landowner Protection Act.
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iOS, Android apps to guide you through the 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo

- Posted 7/30/2014 at 10:52 a.m.
Let your smartphone be your guide thanks to the 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo app.
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VIDEO: Floodwaters inundate cropland

Farmers in east Arkansas are weighing their options and hoping for federal assistance following torrential rains that flooded more than 75,000 acres.
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FB members honored as ‘Champions of Change’ for ag

- Posted 7/29/2014 at 1:57 p.m.
The White House and Agriculture Department today honored several Farm Bureau members as “Champions of Change” for Agriculture.
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National Agricultural Law Center receives USDA grant to support ‘farm to fork’ programs in Arkansas Delta

- Posted 7/29/2014 at 10:32 a.m.
he University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Law Center has received a $225,000 grant from USDA Rural Development to lay the groundwork for the development of local and regional food industry in the Arkansas Delta....
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Entries Sought for 2015 Beef Ambassador Competition

- Posted 7/28/2014 at 12:15 p.m.
The Arkansas Beef Ambassador program strives to provide an opportunity for youth to educate consumers and youth about beef nutrition, food safety, the economic value of the beef industry and stewardship practices of the beef industry.
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