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USDA Provides One-Time Extension of Deadline to Update Base Acres or Yield History for ARC/PLC Programs

- Posted 2/27/2015 at 3:01 p.m.
Farmers Now Have Until March 31 to Update Yields and Reallocate Base Acres; Deadline for Choosing Between ARC and PLC also Remains March 31
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 2/26/2015 at 4:34 p.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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VIDEO: Feral Hog Problem

- Posted 2/26/2015 at 4:18 p.m.
Feral hogs are a growing problem and legislation has been introduced that will help deal with the destructive pests.
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VIDEO: Capitol Conversations - Rep. DeAnn Vaught

- Posted 2/26/2015 at 4:03 p.m.
Rep.DeAnn Vaught from Horatio discusses legislation to control feral hogs.
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PODCAST: Honeybee outlook

- Posted 2/26/2015 at 3:37 p.m.
Richard Coy discusses honeybee availability for crop pollination in 2015.
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Attack on meat has industry seeing red

- Posted 2/26/2015 at 12:46 p.m.
The meat industry is sharpening its knives over a small federal committee that issued sweeping nutrition advice that essentially told Americans to drop the burger and grab a handful of kale.
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FARMLAND available at WalMart stores March 3

- Posted 2/26/2015 at 9:10 a.m.
Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature-length documentary, FARMLAND, will be available on DVD beginning Tuesday, March 3rd , at Walmart and Walmart.com.
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Statement by Bob Stallman, President, AFBF, Regarding the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

- Posted 2/25/2015 at 9:39 a.m.
“Science must drive policy that feeds people all over the world, so we applaud the advisory board for its notable contributions to public health."
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Arkansas Farmers' Market vendor and manager training

- Posted 2/24/2015 at 1:00 p.m.
The 2015 Arkansas Farmers' Market Vendor and Manager Training will be held March 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Hempstead Hall in Hope. It is a free training with professional speakers and lunch will be served.
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PODCAST: Conserving irrigated water

New computer programs are helping farmers be more efficient when irrigating their crops.
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AT&T/DIRECTV merger could benefit rural Arkansas

- Posted 2/20/2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau looks to support opportunities and policies that will have a positive impact on Arkansas’ rural communities. Among the issues I am keeping an eye on is the proposed merger between AT&T and DIRECTV.
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PODCAST: West Coast port shutdown

- Posted 2/19/2015 at 10:02 a.m.
The West Coast labor dispute is disrupting the shipment of agricultural products and other goods.
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VIDEO: Capitol Conversations - Sen. Missy Irvin

- Posted 2/19/2015 at 8:30 a.m.
Senator Irvin discusses issues in the City, County and Local Affairs committee this session.
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VIDEO: Conservation Programs

- Posted 2/18/2015 at 12:00 a.m.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service announces funding for several programs in Arkansas.
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Five big biotech breakthroughs

- Posted 2/17/2015 at 4:07 p.m.
The past 20 years have seen revolutionary biotech innovations that have helped farmers improve their harvests, farm more sustainably and feed the world a more nutritious diet.
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Ag Safety Awareness Week is March 1-7

- Posted 2/16/2015 at 8:30 a.m.
Farm Bureaus are making safety a top priority this spring through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP)
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PODCAST: Extending horticulture growing season

- Posted 2/16/2015 at 12:00 a.m.
New production methods are allowing fruit and vegetable growers in Arkansas to lengthen the growing season for their products.
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As cattle numbers rise across U.S., prices expected to remain steady in Arkansas

- Posted 2/13/2015 at 11:28 a.m.
As overall cattle numbers across the country inched up by one percent in 2014, beef cattle numbers in Arkansas remained unchanged while dairy cattle numbers dropped significantly.
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VIDEO: Capitol Conversations - Rep. Ken Bragg

- Posted 2/13/2015 at 10:20 a.m.
House Majority Leader Rep. Ken Bragg from Sheridan discusses his bill to cap the fire suppression fee
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PODCAST: Rep. Brent Talley

- Posted 2/13/2015 at 9:00 a.m.
State Representative Brent Talley of Hope talks about his service as a legislator.
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PODCAST: Farmers' Day at the Legislature

- Posted 2/12/2015 at 11:02 a.m.
ArFB conducted its Farmers' Day at the Capitol event Feb. 10 and more than 100 farmers and ranchers across the state participated.
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Sign-up event allows farmer’s markets to join federal food program and accept electronic benefits transfer cards

- Posted 2/11/2015 at 12:41 p.m.
Farmer’s markets and direct marketing farmers across Arkansas have a grant opportunity to increase their customer base and sales through a first come, first serve grant from the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the USDA.
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PODCAST:Ronald McDonald House

- Posted 2/11/2015 at 9:01 a.m.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau Women’s Committee presented $4,000 worth of gift cards to the Little Rock Ronald McDonald House at Arkansas Children's Hospital in a special ceremony Feb. 9
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VIDEO: Cuba Trade

- Posted 2/10/2015 at 12:46 p.m.
Normalized relations with Cuba is an important step to restoring trade opportunities with this valuable market.
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Agriculture Hall of Fame to Induct 5 New Members

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame will induct five individuals whose leadership and service have brought distinction to the state’s largest industry segment.
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Big Creek Research and Extension team releases 4th quarterly report

- Posted 2/9/2015 at 11:25 a.m.
The Big Creek Research and Extension Team has released its fourth quarterly report for 2014 on water and soil conditions near Big Creek, a major tributary to the Buffalo National River in Newton County.
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PODCAST: Caleb Plyler, Hempstead County Farm Bureau

Caleb Plyler discusses why he is proud to serve as a new member of the Arkansas Farm Bureau board of directors.
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Chevrolet Expands Benefit Offering for Farm Bureau Members

Chevrolet is excited to announce the addition of Motor Trend’s 2015 Truck of the Year®– the all-new Chevy Colorado – to the list of 80-plus Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles that qualify for a $500 incentive for Farm Bureau members
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How many acres of rice in 2015?

- Posted 2/5/2015 at 11:46 a.m.
The Arkansas rice crop in 2014 was one for the record books, although not always in a good way.
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VIDEO: Capitol Conversations - Rep. Jon Eubanks

- Posted 2/5/2015 at 11:07 a.m.
Representative Jon Eubanks from Paris serving District 74, and as House Speaker Pro Tem.
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