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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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Read the new FB Press online

- Posted 8/27/2015 at 12:45 p.m.
A bi-weekly newsletter for our volunteer leaders throughout the state.
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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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VIDEO: Reed Farms

- Posted 8/10/2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Nathan Reed is a third-generation farmer carrying out the legacies of his late father and grandfather.
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Farm Bureau names Achievement Award Finalists

- Posted 8/10/2015 at 8:00 a.m.
The finalists in Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award have been announced.
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Dive In! Exploring the Science of Water and Food Production

- Posted 8/7/2015 at 9:29 a.m.
“Dive in! Exploring the Science of Water and Food Production,” is a new educational resource developed for students in sixth to eighth grade by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.
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Biosecurity for Birds Webinar August 6 at 7 PM EDT - Last Chance to Register

- Posted 8/6/2015 at 4:21 p.m.
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PODCAST: National Farmers Market Week

- Posted 8/6/2015 at 11:51 a.m.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack declared August 2-8 as National Farmers Market Week. There are more than 100 Farmers Markets across Arkansas with several in the Little Rock metro area
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New ‘Ag Mag’ Helps Students Beef Up Food Production Knowledge

- Posted 8/6/2015 at 10:01 a.m.
A new beef “Ag Mag,” developed by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and funded in part by the Beef Checkoff, is available for purchase in classroom sets of 30 and in free eReader format.
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VIDEO: #BeVocal

- Posted 8/4/2015 at 10:44 a.m.
Farmers & ranchers were encouraged to Be Vocal during the 67th Officers and Leaders conference.
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PODCAST: FSA Microloan Program

- Posted 8/3/2015 at 2:38 p.m.
The USDA Farm Service Agency created a microloan program in 2013 to help beginning, niche and small farmers either establish a farming operation or with equipment and other needs.
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Army Corps Memos Reveal Dysfunction, Secrecy and Misconduct at EPA, American Farm Bureau Says

- Posted 7/31/2015 at 2:28 p.m.
A cache of internal memos that federal regulators intended to keep private reveals a culture of secrecy, falsehood and dysfunction that permeated the Waters of the U.S. rulemaking process.
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PODCAST: Greg Peterson

- Posted 7/24/2015 at 9:59 a.m.
Greg Peterson and his brothers enjoy working on their family farm in Kansas and being advocates for agriculture. In 2012 they produced a parody video released on YouTube which went viral in a matter of days, receiving more than 9 million views.
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PODCAST: The need for GMOs

- Posted 7/22/2015 at 1:43 p.m.
Public interest in biotechnology is growing but consumers struggle to understand genetically engineered crops and misinformation abounds.
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PODCAST: #BeVocal

- Posted 7/20/2015 at 3:41 p.m.
Keynote speakers and workshops presentations from Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 67th annual Officers and Leaders Conference.
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VIDEO: Tomatoes at the Trotter

- Posted 7/20/2015 at 9:49 a.m.
“Tomatoes at the Trotter” in Monticello celebrates the growing popularity and importance of heirloom tomatoes in Arkansas.
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PODCAST: Homegrown by Heroes

- Posted 7/14/2015 at 8:55 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Department and Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs are partnering on a Farmer Veteran Initiative and the creation of the Homegrown by Heroes label.
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Farm Bureau Leaders to #BeVocal in Hot Springs

- Posted 7/13/2015 at 11:33 a.m.
ArFB’s 67th annual Officers and Leaders Conference is set for July 20-21 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The conference theme is #BeVocal.
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VIDEO: Continuing Family Legacy

- Posted 7/13/2015 at 9:46 a.m.
Nathan Reed is continuing a legacy in Lee County when his family was named the 2014 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year.
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