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America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders launches in Arkansas

- Posted 10/30/2014 at 8:58 a.m.
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available.
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Read the new Arkansas Agriculture

- Posted 10/24/2014 at 12:55 p.m.
Meeting the Challenge - These young farmers and ranchers lead by example; Faces of Agriculture - Melvin Daniel; Endangered Species Act reform.
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Brazil ag tour available to Arkansas Farm Bureau members

- Posted 10/24/2014 at 11:19 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau is organizing an Ag Tour to Brazil in February. This will be an 8-day trip where producers will tour Brazilian Agriculture.
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VIDEO: Muscadine Production in Arkansas

- Posted 10/24/2014 at 8:00 a.m.
Interest in fresh market production of muscadines is on the rise in Arkansas.
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Arkansas farmers combine tradition with stewardship

- Posted 10/23/2014 at 1:36 p.m.
The Census of Agriculture is the most complete account of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Every Thursday USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will highlight new Census data.
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Read the new Front Porch magazine

- Posted 10/23/2014 at 11:32 a.m.
Your vote (or not) speaks volumes; Ghost Towns of Arkansas; Immersed in the joy of the harvest season
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FSA, Division of Ag offer dozen-plus Farm Bill workshops for crop producers

- Posted 10/23/2014 at 10:34 a.m.
Arkansas crop producers will have more than a dozen opportunities to get up to speed on the 2014 Farm Bill and its anticipated effects on their operation in the more than one dozen workshops planned in Oct. and Nov. across Arkansas.
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 10/23/2014 at 10:14 a.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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FB Press - 2014 Election Supplement

- Posted 10/23/2014 at 9:52 a.m.
Candidates share their thoughts on Immigration/Guest Workers, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Biotechnology and the Farm Bill.
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Arkansas counties receive federal disaster declarations

- Posted 10/22/2014 at 3:55 p.m.
United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made Secretarial disaster declarations for farmers in two counties in Arkansas that suffered losses and damage due to high winds and hail that occurred on October 7, 2014.
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Ark. Agriculture Hall of Fame solicits nominations

- Posted 10/22/2014 at 11:51 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its class of 2014. The nomination deadline is Nov. 14.
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Study: GMOs could be global hunger solution

- Posted 10/22/2014 at 10:36 a.m.
According to a new report, “The Future of Farming and Rise of Biotechnology” released by the NCPA, decreasing regulations on genetically modified crops (GMOs) could be a valuable strategy in combating global hunger.
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Southern Agricultural Cover Crops Training Conference Oct. 28-29 in Jonesboro, Ark.

- Posted 10/21/2014 at 3:54 p.m.
Farmers from across the country are invited to the Southern Agricultural Cover Crops Training Conference Oct. 28-29 in Jonesboro, Ark., to learn about successfully adopting a cover crop management system.
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USDA extends repayment time for Marketing Assistance Loans

- Posted 10/21/2014 at 12:38 p.m.
The United States Department of Agriculture has extended by 90 days the time for Marketing Assistance Loans to be repaid if those loans are somehow caught up in issues surrounding Turner Grain Merchandising of Brinkley.
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U.S. rice forecast up thanks to higher yields

- Posted 10/20/2014 at 11:30 a.m.
U.S. all rice production in 2014-15 is forecast at 220.7 million cwt, up 2.4 million from last month with the increase entirely due to higher yield.
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Temple Grandin headlines Four States Cattle Conference in December

- Posted 10/20/2014 at 9:16 a.m.
Temple Grandin, an animal scientist whose life story was profiled in an HBO movie, will be the featured speaker at the Four States Cattle Conference Dec. 10 at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana.
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VIDEO: Big Creek Water Quality Reseach

- Posted 10/20/2014 at 8:00 a.m.
After a year of study, a research project reveals no apparent effects from a hog farm on the Buffalo River
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World Food Day 2014 toasts family farmers

- Posted 10/17/2014 at 11:06 a.m.
Oct. 16 was World Food Day where the world put 500 million family farmers in the spotlight.
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Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture announces retirement

- Posted 10/16/2014 at 3:15 p.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Department announces the retirement of Butch Calhoun as Arkansas’s Secretary of Agriculture, effective December 31, 2014.
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VIDEO: 2013 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year

- Posted 10/14/2014 at 1:03 p.m.
The Andy Gill family of McGehee is concluding their reign as Arkansas’ Farm Family of the Year.
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VIDEO: Roads, Highways & Infrastructure Funding.

- Posted 10/14/2014 at 12:57 p.m.
Gubernatorial candidates forum question on roads, highways and infrastructure funding.
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Storm-damaged cotton acre estimates rise to 24K, 3K in soybeans

- Posted 10/13/2014 at 9:53 a.m.
When the skies finally cleared, northeast Arkansas cotton and soybean growers walking their fields found themselves staring at a far more grim picture of storm damage.
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Boozman fights critical habitat power grab

- Posted 10/9/2014 at 8:52 a.m.
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) urged the Obama administration to reverse course on three proposals that will expand federal mandates and control of property by reinterpreting the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
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Morning storms shred cotton, up to 10,000 acres may be damaged

- Posted 10/8/2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Violent storms with curtains of golf ball-sized hail scoured up to 10,000 acres of promising cotton on Tuesday, just days away from harvest, said Bill Robertson, extension cotton agronomist.
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USDA expands access to credit to help more beginning and family farmers

- Posted 10/8/2014 at 12:28 p.m.
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers.
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Farm Bureau urges Senate to ditch proposed water rule

- Posted 10/7/2014 at 1:07 p.m.
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Arkansas student selected to serve as 2015 National Beef Ambassador

- Posted 10/7/2014 at 11:21 a.m.
Will Pohlman of Prairie Grove has been selected to serve as a 2015 National Beef Ambassador along with four other students from across the country.
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Trio of November workshops focus on risk management under the 2014 Farm Bill

- Posted 10/6/2014 at 10:42 a.m.
The 2014 Farm Bill brings big changes in the way Southern farmers handle risk management and training sessions in Jonesboro, Forrest City and Dumas are planned to help producers adapt successfully.
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VIDEO: Food Innovation Center

- Posted 10/3/2014 at 11:17 a.m.
The UA Ag Law Center develops an economic development program for three Delta counties.
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VIDEO: Healthcare Access

Gubernatorial candidates forum question on on healthcare access in rural Arkansas
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