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Agronomic Innovations purchases AgRobotics of Little Rock

- Posted 8/1/2014 at 12:17 p.m.
AgRobotics, the Little Rock maker of the patented AutoProbe precision soil sampler, has announced its sale to Agronomic Innovations of Brighton, Ill.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Praises Senators’ Action

- Posted 7/31/2014 at 4:17 p.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau praised a proposal cosponsored by United State Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, the Private Landowner Protection Act.
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iOS, Android apps to guide you through the 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo

- Posted 7/30/2014 at 10:52 a.m.
Let your smartphone be your guide thanks to the 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo app.
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VIDEO: Floodwaters inundate cropland

Farmers in east Arkansas are weighing their options and hoping for federal assistance following torrential rains that flooded more than 75,000 acres.
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FB members honored as ‘Champions of Change’ for ag

- Posted 7/29/2014 at 1:57 p.m.
The White House and Agriculture Department today honored several Farm Bureau members as “Champions of Change” for Agriculture.
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National Agricultural Law Center receives USDA grant to support ‘farm to fork’ programs in Arkansas Delta

- Posted 7/29/2014 at 10:32 a.m.
he University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Law Center has received a $225,000 grant from USDA Rural Development to lay the groundwork for the development of local and regional food industry in the Arkansas Delta....
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Entries Sought for 2015 Beef Ambassador Competition

- Posted 7/28/2014 at 12:15 p.m.
The Arkansas Beef Ambassador program strives to provide an opportunity for youth to educate consumers and youth about beef nutrition, food safety, the economic value of the beef industry and stewardship practices of the beef industry.
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Crop Enterprise Budgets app simplifies Arkansas farmers’ finances

- Posted 7/28/2014 at 10:34 a.m.
Division of Agriculture’s Crop Enterprise Budget app allows growers evaluate expected costs and returns of crops on their iPhone or iPad
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 7/28/2014 at 9:31 a.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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August 1 deadline for Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge

- Posted 7/25/2014 at 12:21 p.m.
The Arkansas Soybean Association is pleased to announce the continuation of the Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge. This is the fourth year for the contest and it is open to all Arkansas soybean producers. The entry deadline is August 1.
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Gubernatorial candidate forum

- Posted 7/25/2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Farm Bureau invited Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson to participate in a gubernatorial forum.
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2013 Farm Family to represent Arkansas at Southeastern Farmer of the Year awards

- Posted 7/21/2014 at 12:46 p.m.
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Northwest Arkansas farms holding steady

- Posted 7/21/2014 at 11:15 a.m.
Four different farms with one thing in common -- each plays an important role in the tapestry that is the Northwest Arkansas economy.
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Extension agents: Lighter-than-expected rain more help than harm

- Posted 7/21/2014 at 9:40 a.m.
Fast Facts: Lighter than expected rain a benefit in areas not affected by June floods Cattle producers happy with continued forage growth Storm brings record low temps, record rainfall in SW Arkansas
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Walmart Foundation's $1.05 million donation fuels second phase of strawberry initiative

- Posted 7/18/2014 at 12:30 p.m.
America’s favorite berry is finding itself in places it’s never been before thanks to research, creativity and a donation from the world’s largest retailer.
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Discounts on Polaris off-road vehicles offered to farm bureau members

- Posted 7/18/2014 at 11:16 a.m.
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Lonoke County Farm Bureau President elected chairman of USA Rice Federation

- Posted 7/16/2014 at 10:11 a.m.
Dow Brantley, president of Lonoke County Farm Bureau and past chairman of the ArFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, was recently elected to serve a two-year term as chairman of the USA Rice Federation.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Names Scholarship Recipients

- Posted 7/16/2014 at 9:00 a.m.
The ArFB Scholarship Foundation Committee announced the 10 recipients of the $2,125 Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year.
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Fall and winter forage is expensive; plan stockpiling program now

- Posted 7/15/2014 at 10:49 a.m.
The month of July is the perfect time to start planning ahead for stockpiling forage that can save growers a lot of money during the winter.
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Farm Bureau challenges members to “engage”

- Posted 7/14/2014 at 8:41 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Officers and Leaders conference will include a gubernatorial forum, along with educational workshops and a technology expo.
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Cargill to build facility for grain

- Posted 7/11/2014 at 2:12 p.m.
Cargill is planning to build a $45 million grain handling and shipping facility in West Memphis that will employ about 15 people.
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USDA designates 12 counties in Arkansas as primary natural disaster areas

- Posted 7/11/2014 at 12:15 p.m.
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Jay Leno to address 96th AFBF Annual Convention

- Posted 7/11/2014 at 10:42 a.m.
Acclaimed late night TV host Jay Leno will give the closing session keynote address at the 96th AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in San Diego on Jan. 12, 2015.
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First Participants in Conservation Stewardship Program Can Renew for Five More Years

- Posted 7/10/2014 at 5:00 p.m.
The first participants of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) have from July 11 until Sept. 12 to renew their contracts and make decisions on additional conservation activities that will benefit priority natural resource issues.
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UAV integration manager says FAA on track to meet September 2015 deadline

- Posted 7/10/2014 at 2:15 p.m.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or System enthusiasts have been chaffing at what they perceive as the slow progress being made by the Federal Aviation Administration in issuing the rules for commercial use of UAVs or drones.
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Statement by Bob Stallman regarding Senate approval of Darci Vetter’s nomination as Chief U.S. Agricultural Trade Negotiator

- Posted 7/10/2014 at 11:35 a.m.
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Obama plans executive action on immigration

- Posted 7/9/2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Soon after Speaker of the House John Boehner (D-Ohio) told President Barack Obama that he would not bring immigration legislation to the House floor this year, Obama announced his plans to take administration action on the issue.
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A new monthly series dedicated to Arkansas' agricultural heritage. Premieres Sunday, July 27, at 1 p.m.

- Posted 7/9/2014 at 12:00 a.m.
"Agri Arkansas" is a celebration of agriculture in Arkansas, featuring experts, innovators and challenges all present in the state's largest industry. It is designed to celebrate agriculture in Arkansas, develop conversations on complex issues.
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Leaf blight showing up in some grain sorghum fields in Arkansas

- Posted 7/8/2014 at 11:33 a.m.
Leaf blight is a foliar disease of sorghum that infrequently occurs in Arkansas was observed earlier this year. A low level of leaf blight (1-2 lesions per plant on <1% of plants in a field) was detected in a few grain sorghum fields.
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Drone demonstration in Marianna

- Posted 7/7/2014 at 1:24 p.m.
Erik Kohler with Precision Ag Partners of Carlisle, mans the controls while Joe Thrash(behind him) of Conway and Joe Christian (right) of Jonesboro are among those watching a flight demonstration of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone.
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