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PODCAST: Waste Tire Recycling Program

- Posted 10/2/2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Farmers and ranchers now have a means to dispose of waste tires through a collection and recycling program.
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Ark. Agriculture Hall of Fame solicits nominations

- Posted 10/1/2015 at 2:19 p.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its class of 2015. The nomination deadline is Nov. 6.
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Trade Mission to Cuba

- Posted 9/30/2015 at 9:56 a.m.
ArFB President Randy Veach, a cotton, soybean, rice and corn farmer is among the business leaders who joined Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on a trade mission to Cuba.
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 9/28/2015 at 9:35 a.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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PODCAST: Illinois River Watershed Partnership

- Posted 9/28/2015 at 9:25 a.m.
The Illinois River Watershed Partnership was established 10 years ago to preserve water quality in communities surrounding the Illinois River in northwest Arkansas.
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As emerald ash borer continues to spread in state, researchers begin to identify critical emergence window

- Posted 9/25/2015 at 10:28 a.m.
For more than a year, researchers have been grappling with the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species of beetle that has migrated through the Midwest and southern United States since it was first detected in Michigan in 2002.
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PODCAST: Northwest Arkansas Water Resources Tour

- Posted 9/24/2015 at 4:21 p.m.
Randy Young of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) discussed the recent two-day Northwest Arkansas Water Resources Tour.
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VIDEO: Animal Wellbeing

- Posted 9/24/2015 at 12:00 a.m.
Understanding consumer perceptions about animal welfare was the focus of the 5th annual Animal Wellbeing Symposium.
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Counties warn of devastating impact to rural Arkansas if state highway miles are transferred to local governments

- Posted 9/23/2015 at 11:04 a.m.
Members of the Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding are finalizing their findings in lieu of a Dec. 15 deadline to report to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s office.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Promotes Bradley

- Posted 9/23/2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Zac Bradley of Bryant has been promoted to director of public policy at the Arkansas Farm Bureau, where he will help manage the organization’s lobbying and advocacy efforts.
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VIDEO: Dunbar Community Garden

- Posted 9/21/2015 at 3:49 p.m.
For more than 20 years the Dunbar Community Garden in downtown Little Rock has been a place to find beautiful flowers , fresh produce and where students at nearby Dunbar Middle School learn how food is grown.
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VIDEO: Congressional Relationships

- Posted 9/17/2015 at 3:46 p.m.
Members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation enjoy visiting local farming operations during their annual August recess.
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Lambert joins Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Commodity and Regulatory Affairs Team

- Posted 9/16/2015 at 11:28 a.m.
Mark Lambert has been hired as assistant director of commodity activities and economics in the commodity and regulatory affairs department at Arkansas Farm Bureau.
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Agriculture chief marks 6 months

- Posted 9/15/2015 at 9:20 a.m.
His challenges now come in the arena of agriculture policy, and his low-key public approach has been to emphasize cooperation and practical solutions to problems facing Arkansas farmers.
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VIDEO: Avian Influenza

- Posted 9/14/2015 at 3:43 p.m.
The Livestock and Poultry Commission is hoping to prevent an outbreak of avian influenza this winter.
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U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Survey Reveals Consumer Attitudes on Sustainability and Agriculture

- Posted 9/11/2015 at 10:25 a.m.
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) is focused on answering questions consumers have about how food is grown and raised.
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PODCAST: Foreign Agriculture Service Arkansas farm tour

- Posted 9/8/2015 at 11:34 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Department was selected by the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service to host a portion of the 2015 annual tour for Foreign Agricultural Attachés.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Says Injunction to Block EPA Water Rule is ‘Right Call”

- Posted 8/28/2015 at 11:23 a.m.
ArFB President Randy Veach said Thursday’s preliminary injunction to block implementation of the EPA's rule to regulate water on private property was a breath of fresh air in a debate that has been heated and frustrating.
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Ark cotton looks good, but still a lot of bears in the woods before harvest

- Posted 8/27/2015 at 9:52 a.m.
Despite a slow, rainy start to the planting season, Arkansas’ small cotton crop is looking good, but there are “still a lot of bears out in the woods,” said Bill Robertson.
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PODCAST: Broadband Shortage

- Posted 8/24/2015 at 4:15 p.m.
Many rural Arkansans are still without adequate access to the internet and funding for rural connectivity services is lacking.
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VIDEO: FSA Microloans

- Posted 8/24/2015 at 3:12 p.m.
18-year-old Dakota Williams of Izard County was the 13,000th recipient of a USDA Farm Service Agency microloan earlier this year
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Bowling named 2015-16 Miss Arkansas Rice

- Posted 8/24/2015 at 1:20 p.m.
Lynnsey Bowling of McCrory was named 2015-16 Miss Arkansas Rice on Aug. 22 at the Brinkley Convention Center.
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Learn trapping, surveillance at feral hog workshops set for Aug. 27, Sept. 19

- Posted 8/21/2015 at 9:15 a.m.
Ruined lawns, fox holes wallowed into pastures and devoured farm crops are just part of the estimated $1.5 billion in annual damage and control costs linked to feral hogs nationwide.
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PODCAST: Avian Influenza Prevention

- Posted 8/20/2015 at 7:30 a.m.
The poultry industry is preparing for another potential outbreak of high pathogenic avian influenza as temperatures cool and the seasonal southern migration of waterfowl begins.
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VIDEO: End of an Era

- Posted 8/19/2015 at 3:07 p.m.
After almost 30 years Collins Round Mountain Orchard has closed its gates.
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PODCAST: Rice Update

- Posted 8/17/2015 at 2:44 p.m.
The 2015 rice crop has gotten off to an uneven start after persistent rains in May and June followed by hot, dry weather in July and August.
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Hillman Named to Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Board

- Posted 8/17/2015 at 12:35 p.m.
Rich Hillman named to the Institute’s Board of Directors by University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald Bobbitt.
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NASS projects records in Arkansas corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans

- Posted 8/13/2015 at 10:52 a.m.
Just as combines begin to scratch the surface of the 2015 harvest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service on Wednesday projected record high yields for Arkansas soybeans, sorghum, corn and cotton.
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VIDEO: Homegrown Heroes

- Posted 8/12/2015 at 2:59 p.m.
On July 2 Arkansas Agriculture secretary Wes Ward, state Veterans Affairs director Matt Snead and Governor Asa Hutchinson unveiled the Homegrown by Heroes label at a state capitol news conference.
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PODCAST: Congressional Ag Issues

- Posted 8/12/2015 at 2:38 p.m.
Crawford spoke about efforts to prevent implementation of EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule and also expand agricultural trade with Cuba.
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