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VIDEO: Promoting Arkansas Agriculture

- Posted 5/25/2015 at 1:23 p.m.
Continuing the successful programs his predecessors began while developing new, creative ways to promote Arkansas commodities is the focus of the new secretary of the Arkansas Agriculture Department
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PODCAST: Arkansas Catfish

- Posted 5/25/2015 at 10:42 a.m.
The price of farm-raised catfish has improved to over $1.00 a pound and feed costs for catfish farmers are lower.
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 5/20/2015 at 11:23 a.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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VIDEO: Nutrition Olympics

- Posted 5/19/2015 at 1:18 p.m.
Third graders in Independence County learn about healthy diets and having fun at the same time by participating in the Nutrition Olympics.
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PODCAST: Beef Month

- Posted 5/19/2015 at 9:15 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau chief economist Travis Justice discusses the importance of the beef cattle industry in Arkansas.
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WTO ruling compels congressional action

- Posted 5/19/2015 at 8:40 a.m.
Congress must act quickly to stave off retaliatory fees and tariffs on U.S. beef and pork exports following a long-awaited appeal ruling by the World Trade Organization.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau hires summer interns

- Posted 5/18/2015 at 8:00 a.m.
Two interns have joined Arkansas Farm Bureau for the summer and will work on issues that affect Arkansas agriculture.
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America's Farmers & Ranchers Need TPA For Continued Export Growth

- Posted 5/15/2015 at 1:45 p.m.
American agriculture has learned, changed and grown from opening up to trade. For example, last year alone, America’s farmers and ranchers exported more than 152 billion dollars-worth.
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New 'Farm to Cart' Game Introduced

- Posted 5/15/2015 at 12:30 p.m.
“Farm to Cart,” a new game for preschool and early elementary teachers, families, farmers and ranchers hosting agricultural literacy events, was recently launched by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.
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PODCAST: Agriculture Education

- Posted 5/14/2015 at 11:28 a.m.
Retaining high school vo-ag teachers is important and technology is changing the way students are taught.
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House passes legislation blocking WOTUS rule

- Posted 5/13/2015 at 12:05 p.m.
With a strong bi-partisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HR 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act which will block implementation of EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.
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VIDEO:Adjusting to New Rules

- Posted 5/12/2015 at 1:14 p.m.
The crop planting season is underway and Arkansas farmers are adjusting to new rules that are taking effect this year under the 2014 Farm Bill.
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Storms, heavy rains and flooding leave at least two dead, many pastures under water

- Posted 5/12/2015 at 8:19 a.m.
Heavy overnight rains throughout the state caused rivers to rise and creeks to overrun their banks, leaving pasturelands under inches — or feet — of water across much of western Arkansas.
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State catfish farmers hope comeback near

- Posted 5/11/2015 at 3:58 p.m.
Arkansas' catfish farmers are seeing higher prices and lower feed costs this spring, giving producers hope that years of industry declines are nearing an end.
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- Posted 5/9/2015 at 4:11 p.m.
Rep. French Hill discusses the importance of Congress authorizing Trade Promotion Authority for the President.
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VIDEO: 90th General Assembly

- Posted 5/7/2015 at 1:01 p.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau was diligent in its efforts to protect agricultural interests during the 2015 legislative session
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‘Get a Move on for GMOs’ Helps Farmers Stand Up for Biotechnology

- Posted 5/6/2015 at 2:30 p.m. is Farm Bureau’s just-launched advocacy website that gives farmers and ranchers a simple way to “Get a Move On” for GMOs.
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$145,000 Up for Grabs: Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

- Posted 5/6/2015 at 11:29 a.m.
The American Farm Bureau Federation today announced applications for the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge will be accepted beginning June 1 through June 30. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds.
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PODCAST: Foundation Seed Program

- Posted 5/5/2015 at 12:00 a.m.
The Rice Research and Promotion Board donates funds to the UA Division of Agriculture to help build a new Foundation Seed cleaning facility at the Rice Research & Extension Center in Stuttgart.
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Hargrove Memorial scholarship fund seeks applicants

- Posted 5/4/2015 at 12:25 p.m.
Nursing and pharmacy students are encouraged to apply now for a $1,000 scholarship offered through the Nicky Hargrove Memorial scholarship fund.
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PODCAST: 90th General Assembly

- Posted 5/1/2015 at 11:23 a.m.
Speaker of the House, Rep. Jeremy Gillam ; talks about the accomplishments of the session.
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$2 million will benefit ultra-modern Foundation Seed Facility

- Posted 4/30/2015 at 10:19 a.m.
The Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board has directed $2 million to help construct an innovative Seed Foundation Facility at the state’s Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart.
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Tyson Foods plans to cut human antibiotics in U.S. chicken flocks by 2017

- Posted 4/28/2015 at 1:16 p.m.
Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N), the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017 - one of the most aggressive timelines yet set by an American poultry company.
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Heavy Rains in north of state shift lead in rice planting to south

- Posted 4/28/2015 at 10:49 a.m.
Continuing spring rains throughout Arkansas have put rice growers behind their planting schedule, particularly in the northern half of the state, experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture said this week.
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Senator Tom Cotton Speaks on the Senate Floor About the U.S.-Canada Alliance

- Posted 4/23/2015 at 1:53 p.m.
Today, Senator Tom Cotton (R- Arkansas) spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of the U.S.-Canada Alliance.
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Boozman, Heitkamp Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand U.S. Agricultural Exports to Cuba

- Posted 4/22/2015 at 2:19 p.m.
U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today introduced a bipartisan bill to help support and improve the export of American agricultural commodities to Cuba.
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Read the new Front Porch magazine

- Posted 4/22/2015 at 12:41 p.m.
A country blessed with choices, Scientific advances in food production a win, win; A session of success; The Murals of Arkansas.
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Read the new Arkansas Agriculture

- Posted 4/22/2015 at 11:35 a.m.
This issue honors the most recent Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame inductees; those whose careers greatly enhanced the state’s biggest business sector contributor.
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- Posted 4/21/2015 at 4:52 p.m.
Wes Ward discusses his goals in accomplishing the department’s mission of marketing Arkansas products and promoting Arkansas agriculture.
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VIDEO: Capitol Conversations - Speaker Gillam

- Posted 4/21/2015 at 4:39 p.m.
Speaker Gillam reviews the session, what's ahead for the General Assembly and offers insight for those who may want to get involved in public service.
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