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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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VIDEO: Education

- Posted 9/15/2014 at 4:02 p.m.
Gubernatorial candidates forum question on education with insight about rural education.
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Lake Village grower smashes soybean yield record, 2nd to break 100 bu/acre in 2014

- Posted 9/12/2014 at 2:51 p.m.
Chicot County grower David Bennett certified at 112.012 bushels per acre Bennett’s plot was Asgrow 4632
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Arkansas State Plant Board implements emergency quarantine to slow spread of Emerald Ash Boree

- Posted 9/12/2014 at 9:14 a.m.
Twenty-five Arkansas counties are included in an ash quarantine, voted into action today by the Arkansas State Plant Board to slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
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Stopping regulatory overreach gains traction

- Posted 9/10/2014 at 11:35 a.m.
Arkansas' four U.S. House members all voted Tuesday to limit what they consider the regulatory overreach of the EPA concerning its proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.
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Farm Bureau urges congress to bring common sense to endangered species act

- Posted 9/9/2014 at 11:59 a.m.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation today called for clear, cost-benefit analyses from regulatory agencies that enforce the Endangered Species Act.
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VIDEO: Water Conservation Opportunities

Farmers are using new technologies to conserve water and use this valuable resource efficiently.
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VIDEO: Income Tax Reductions

- Posted 9/8/2014 at 12:31 p.m.
Gubernatorial candidates forum question on income tax reductions and its impact on property taxes.
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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 9/8/2014 at 12:24 p.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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Pryor: USDA Decision Provides Breathing Room for Arkansas Farmers

- Posted 9/8/2014 at 10:05 a.m.
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor announced Friday that USDA will provide a 90-day extension for Arkansas farmers affected by Turner Grain’s breach of contract and non-payments.
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USA Rice Federation asks for student applicants

- Posted 9/4/2014 at 3:10 p.m.
During the month of September, teens across the U.S. will be conducting rice promotional programs for entry in the annual National Rice Month (NRM) scholarship contest, which is sponsored by Dow AgroSciences.
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Conservation Stewardship Program renewal deadline looms

- Posted 9/4/2014 at 11:35 a.m.
The clock is ticking for farmers and ranchers whose 5 year Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) enrollment contracts expire this year.
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Livestock producers urged to enroll in disaster assistance program by Oct. 1

- Posted 9/3/2014 at 3:59 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014.
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More women in agriculture

- Posted 9/3/2014 at 12:11 p.m.
More and more women are taking on leading roles in the agriculture industry.
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24 Arkansas students earn FFA American FFA Degree

- Posted 9/2/2014 at 3:41 p.m.
A total of 24 Arkansas students have earned American degrees, signifying the highest level of FFA membership.
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Ark. crop value losses tallied at $35.6M; figure expected to rise after harvest

- Posted 9/2/2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Flooding has caused $35.6 million in lost crop value, but the full extent of the damage won’t be known until after harvest, according to economists with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
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Arkansas Congressional delegation asking for extension of Commodity Credit Corp. loans

- Posted 9/2/2014 at 8:47 a.m.
All four of Arkansas members in the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter Aug. 28 urging USDA Sec. Tom Vislack to extend terms of the Commodity Credit Corp. loans for farmers impacted by the financial tangle involving Turner Grain.
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Miller selected as VIP by National FFA

- Posted 8/29/2014 at 9:02 a.m.
Dr. Jeff Miller, professor of agricultural communications in the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, has been named as a VIP Award Recipient by the National FFA.
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VIDEO: Proposed Tax Polices

- Posted 8/28/2014 at 4:34 p.m.
Gubernatorial candidates forum question on agriculture sales tax exemptions and proposed tax polices.
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VIDEO: Emerald Ash Borer In Arkansas

- Posted 8/28/2014 at 2:45 p.m.
The Plant Board is considering a quarantine for the counties where the EAB has been confirmed and 19 surrounding counties.
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Farm Bureau’s Veach to Testify at Natural Resources Hearing

- Posted 8/27/2014 at 2:59 p.m.
ArFB President Randy Veach will testify Sept. 9 in front of the House Committee on Natural Resources in Washington, D.C.
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Baker, 4 other Arkansans selected for Honorary American FFA Degree

- Posted 8/27/2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Rodney Baker and four other Arkansans have been selected to receive an Honorary American FFA Degree.
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New maps show potential impact of proposed WOTUS rule

- Posted 8/27/2014 at 11:04 a.m.
New interactive maps planned for release in September from the American Farm Bureau Federation will show just how far beyond its jurisdiction EPA is trying to go with its Waters of the U.S. proposal. Micheal Clements has the story.
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RiceTec Field Day: Studies show hybrid rice offers sustainability benefits

- Posted 8/26/2014 at 12:00 p.m.
Sustainability is a term that has been a bit slow to catch on in the farming community. But it’s becoming increasingly important for major food processors and retailers.
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Arkansas Agriculture Secretary requests assistance for farmers

- Posted 8/26/2014 at 11:53 a.m.
Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Butch Calhoun has requested the assistance of United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in helping farmers in Arkansas and nearby states who had commodity contracts to sell grain to Turner Grain.
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Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Opens Doors for Community Success

- Posted 8/26/2014 at 10:26 a.m.
Innovation and entrepreneurship are two words that are more likely to be associated with Silicon Valley than rural America. These two words, however, describe many small businesses in rural communities across the country.
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State plant board considers seed testing

- Posted 8/22/2014 at 3:40 p.m.
At its meeting last Friday, the Arkansas Plant Board's (ASPB) Seed Committee considered a request to scale back testing of rice for certain transgenic varieties.
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Looking forward with the ArFB Women's Committee

- Posted 8/22/2014 at 1:11 p.m.
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Arkansas Women in Agriculture northeast regional meeting

- Posted 8/21/2014 at 9:57 a.m.
The Arkansas Women in Agriculture will be hosting their northeast regional meeting September 4 at the University of Arkansas Experiment Station in Batesville.
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