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Arkansas Farmer David Wildy Named as 2016 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year

- Posted 10/18/2016 at 1:37 p.m.
David Wildy, a diversified row crop farmer from Manila, Arkansas has been selected as the overall winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 201
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 10/14/2016 at 9:32 a.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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PODCAST: Sen. John Boozman, Friend of Farm Bureau

- Posted 10/13/2016 at 2:00 p.m.
U.S. Senator John Boozman was presented the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award, which this year is being awarded to each member of Arkansas’ congressional delegation.
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PODCAST: State Livestock Show

- Posted 10/11/2016 at 1:02 p.m.
The Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show opens October 14 in Little Rock.
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Read the new Arkansas Agriculture

- Posted 10/10/2016 at 3:29 p.m.
Taking on Challenges; Not a job but a lifestyle; Fair Labor Standards Act Update; Ten Things I Learned From Showing Livestock; Plant Board Reviews New Herbicide; On the Ballot.
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Friend of Farm Bureau to be Awarded to Members of Congressional Delegation

- Posted 10/10/2016 at 9:00 a.m.
All six members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation have earned Friend of Farm Bureau distinction, and will be recognized with the honor over the next two weeks in ceremonies to be held across the state.
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Arkansas State Plant Board Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

- Posted 10/3/2016 at 1:19 p.m.
Following confirmation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Randolph County and additional counties within the original 2014 South Arkansas EAB quarantine area, the Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB) has added eight counties to the EAB quarantine.
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Ark. Agriculture Hall of Fame solicits nominations

- Posted 10/3/2016 at 9:00 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its class of 2016.
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VIDEO: Fresh Produce Bus

- Posted 9/29/2016 at 9:41 a.m.
Little Rock residents who live in “food deserts” of the city that are distant from grocery stores or supermarkets, are now able to obtain fresh produce from a modified city bus that offers locally grown fruits and vegetables twice a week.
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VIDEO: Cache River Flooding

- Posted 9/28/2016 at 12:46 p.m.
Farmers in the Cache River bottoms are facing challenges with crop insurance coverage and are re-evaluating their planting decisions for next year after floodwaters destroyed thousands of acres of cropland in August.
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Read the new Front Porch magazine

- Posted 9/22/2016 at 4:17 p.m.
Smoking marijuana has no proven medical benefits; What Farm Bureau really is; A family legacy of training farriers in Yell County; A taste of Arkansas’ autumn delights.
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VIDEO: Family Legacy

- Posted 9/21/2016 at 3:58 p.m.
After graduating from high school, Trent Dabbs of Stuttgart thought he’d had enough of farming, but while in college he realized he wouldn’t be happy doing anything other than continuing his family’s farming legacy and caring for the land.
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PODCAST: Cache River flooding

- Posted 9/21/2016 at 9:37 a.m.
Excessive rainfall in August once again caused the Cache and other rivers in northeast Arkansas to flood cropland.
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PODCAST: News Conference - Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana

- Posted 9/15/2016 at 2:45 p.m.
Governor Asa Hutchinson joined Arkansas Surgeon General Greg Bledsoe and members of the state’s medical community at a news conference expressing their opposition to two November ballot initiatives that would legalize “medical marijuana.”
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PODCAST: GMO discussion

- Posted 9/15/2016 at 11:45 a.m.
Knowing how to effectively engage in meaningful dialogue about GMOs in the public arena was the topic at a recent meeting of the University of Arkansas Collegiate Farm Bureau.
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VIDEO: NE Arkansas Flood Damage

- Posted 9/1/2016 at 1:32 p.m.
Heavy August rains caused several rivers in Northeast Arkansas to overtake farmland, leaving some crops unharvestable.
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PODCAST: Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana

- Posted 8/31/2016 at 11:23 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau has joined the Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana coalition which includes the state Chamber of Commerce and Family Council Action Committee which opposes a proposed initiated act that would legalize “medical marijuana.”
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PODCAST: Fresh 2 You

- Posted 8/31/2016 at 8:15 a.m.
A partnership has developed the Fresh 2 You program to deliver fresh, locally grown produce to residents of “food deserts” in the city on a bus that has been retrofitted into a “Mobile Farmers Market.”
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PODCAST: NE Arkansas Flooding

- Posted 8/29/2016 at 11:20 a.m.
Between 10 and 15 inches of rain earlier this month caused the Black River in northeast Arkansas to flood for the third time this year. Many farmers were preparing to harvest their crops but now will not be able to.
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Jonesboro’s Gibson named Miss Arkansas Rice

- Posted 8/29/2016 at 11:09 a.m.
Madison Gibson of Jonesboro (Craighead County) was named 2016-17 Miss Arkansas Rice on Saturday at the Brinkley Convention Center.
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VIDEO: On-Farm Research

- Posted 8/25/2016 at 11:45 a.m.
On-farm research is not new, but now farmers, including Arkansas’ Farm Family of the Year, are working with local universities to learn how new technology and methods can improve yields and bottom lines.
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PODCAST: Chesapeake Bay Regulatory Issues

- Posted 8/23/2016 at 2:12 p.m.
Farmers and ranchers in Virginia have been dealing with an increasing regulatory burden from federal agencies, particularly in the Chesapeake Bay region.
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PODCAST: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Tour

- Posted 8/22/2016 at 10:59 a.m.
Members of ArFB’s Environmental Issues Committee traveled to Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay area to visit local farms and ranches, learn about increasing regulatory challenges Virginia farmers are facing.
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PODCAST: U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman

- Posted 8/16/2016 at 10:32 a.m.
U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman took part in a panel discussion with Representative Rick Crawford and U.S. Senator John Boozman at the Arkansas Rice Expo Aug. 10.
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PODCAST: Jackson Alexander

- Posted 8/12/2016 at 7:45 a.m.
Twenty agricultural leaders from across the state of Arkansas gathered in Fayetteville August 5-6 for the final session of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s President’s Leadership Council.
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PODCAST: Farmers Market Week

- Posted 8/11/2016 at 11:45 a.m.
Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed August 7-13 Farmers Market Week in Arkansas.
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PODCAST: Troy and Stacy Hadrick

- Posted 8/9/2016 at 3:22 p.m.
Twenty agricultural leaders from across the state of Arkansas gathered at the University of Arkansas’ Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences for the final session of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s President’s Leadership Council.
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VIDEO: Chronic Wasting Disease in Arkansas

- Posted 8/4/2016 at 1:15 p.m.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has implemented new deer hunting regulations in northwest Arkansas this fall and is seeking the help of hunters and the public to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease.
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PODCAST: Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch

- Posted 8/3/2016 at 8:15 a.m.
The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch in Batesville is a place of hope and healing as well as a permanent residence for young people in need of a safe environment to live
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PODCAST: 4-H, Laurel Mayo

- Posted 7/29/2016 at 8:30 a.m.
Laurel Mayo has been involved with 4-H in Arkansas for 10 years and participated in a Talent Revue with other 4H’ers from Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina recently in Little Rock.
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