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Webinars and workshops available to aid growers in Farm Bill decisions

- Posted 1/22/2015 at 1:28 p.m.
The Cooperative Extension Service and Farm Service Agency is offering expert assistance to Arkansas growers preparing to make major Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage decisions related to the 2014 Farm Bill.
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VIDEO: Capitol Conversations - Rep. Dan Douglas

- Posted 1/22/2015 at 1:07 p.m.
Rep. Dan Douglas from Bentonville serving District 91, chairman of the House Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee.
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Pistole, Dykes fill Arkansas Farm Bureau PR positions

- Posted 1/21/2015 at 2:42 p.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau has hired Bryan Pistole as graphic design and editorial coordinator and Mollie Dykes as social media and public relations specialist.
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Arkansas wildfires burn 1,322 acres over holiday weekend in 86 wildfires

- Posted 1/21/2015 at 9:46 a.m.
Similar to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend last year, Arkansas experienced higher than normal wildfire activity from last Saturday-Monday due to dry vegetation, mild temperatures, gusty winds, and low humidity levels.
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Is the tide turning on GMOs?

- Posted 1/19/2015 at 8:36 a.m.
Consumers are tiring of anti-GMO rhetoric: They want facts. You don’t have to put those claims under the microscope to see how shaky the anti-GMO platform is.
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Statement On China Ban of Poultry Imports

- Posted 1/13/2015 at 3:31 p.m.
Statement from Randy Veach, President, Arkansas Farm Bureau on China ban of poultry imports.
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Farm Bureau leaders ascend to House leadership positions

- Posted 1/12/2015 at 3:29 p.m.
Members of the 90th General Assembly officially took the oath of office Monday and convened their regular session. The first day is filled with formalizing votes and announcement of leadership roles.
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Read the new Front Porch magazine

- Posted 1/12/2015 at 2:56 p.m.
Farm Bureau Matters - Commitment, community, compassion; Reeds named state’s top farm family.
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 1/9/2015 at 12:00 p.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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2015 Corn, Grain Sorghum and Soybean Producer Conference

- Posted 12/29/2014 at 3:04 p.m.
The 2015 Corn, Grain Sorghum and Soybean Producer Conference will offer a variety of speakers that brings a focus to maximizing efficiencies and revenue.
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University of Florida experts predict food trends for 2015

- Posted 12/29/2014 at 10:08 a.m.
For the second year, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members predict the food-related trends that could end up on your dinner plates and grocery store shelves in 2015.
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2014 Arkansas peanut production down, but high quality

- Posted 12/23/2014 at 12:50 p.m.
Despite cooler average temperatures throughout the year in Arkansas, peanut crop yields in the northeastern corner of the state were strong, with higher-than-expected quality throughout.
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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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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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