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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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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 10/3/2014 at 12:37 p.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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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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Farmland From Academy Award-Winning Director James Moll Makes Its Streaming Debut on Hulu

- Posted 10/2/2014 at 12:37 p.m.
Farmland is now available to watch for FREE on HULU.
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Moms on the Farm tour gives attendees a glimpse of food production methods

- Posted 9/29/2014 at 8:50 a.m.
On Oct. 6, the third annual Moms on the Farm Tour will provide attendees with a better understanding of how farmers provide consumers with the food they feed their families as they tour local farms in the northwest Arkansas area.
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Arkansas school districts enhance math and science courses

- Posted 9/25/2014 at 8:29 a.m.
This year, four Arkansas school districts received individual grants totaling $55,000 from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
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VIDEO: Copper Theft & Crime

- Posted 9/24/2014 at 10:14 a.m.
Gubernatorial candidates forum question on copper theft and crime.
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New episode of ‘Agri Arkansas’ to premiere Sept. 28 on AETN

- Posted 9/24/2014 at 9:20 a.m.
“Agri Arkansas,” a monthly series produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), will examine state agricultural economics, the Cummins prison farm operations in South Arkansas, and Clarksville peach orchards, Sunday, Sept. 28.
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Foundation releases new my american farm app

- Posted 9/22/2014 at 9:03 a.m.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new version of its popular My American Farm app for iPads, Android tablets and Kindle Fire. The app is available for download on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
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Stockpiling pastures still an option for emergency grazing

- Posted 9/19/2014 at 1:15 p.m.
Most producers have harvested a good quantity of hay this summer, but the forage quality is low in many cases, said John Jennings, professor-forage for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
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Sept. 30 Deadline for Wheat and Oat Producers to Buy Crop Insurance

- Posted 9/19/2014 at 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 30 is the deadline for Arkansas growers of winter wheat and oats to purchase crop insurance for the 2015 crop year.
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The Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit announce winners of the Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year contest

- Posted 9/19/2014 at 9:45 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit have announced the winners of the 2014 Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year Contest.
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Farm Bureau Supports Farmer Flexibility Act Proposal

- Posted 9/16/2014 at 1:15 p.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach praised legislation proposed Tuesday by U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman that would provide relief for farmers affected in the financial meltdown created by Turner Grain Merchandising.
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Veach Part of AFBF Delegation to Switzerland, Belgium

- Posted 9/16/2014 at 9:03 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach is part of a delegation in to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive agreements that would reduce, if not eliminate, government-imposed barriers to agricultural trade.
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