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Reeds named Arkansas Farm Family of the Year

- Posted 12/11/2014 at 2:52 p.m.
The Reed family of Marianna is the 2014 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year.
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Craighead is top Farm Bureau county again

- Posted 12/5/2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Craighead County is the state’s top county Farm Bureau organization for the second year in a row. Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach presented the President’s Award Dec. 4 to County President Scott Gibson at the organization’s 80th annual con...
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Veach continues as Arkansas Farm Bureau leader

- Posted 12/5/2014 at 1:45 p.m.
Randy Veach and Rich Hillman will continue as president and vice president, respectively, of Arkansas Farm Bureau following their re-election Friday.
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Farm Bureau awards top women’s committee

- Posted 12/5/2014 at 1:45 p.m.
The Women’s Committee from Washington County has won its seventh consecutive Outstanding County Women’s Program award. The group was recognized Dec. 4, during Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 80th Annual Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Vilonia teacher wins Farm Bureau award

- Posted 12/5/2014 at 12:15 p.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau recognized Harold McCain of Vilonia High School as the state’s Outstanding Ag Educator. McCain received the award at the organization’s 80th annual convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Farm Bureau honors young farmers/ranchers

- Posted 12/5/2014 at 10:23 a.m.
Alechia Meador of Green Forest is the winner of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2014 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. Farm Bureau honored her Dec. 4 at its 80th annual convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Jonesboro’s Gairhan wins Farm Bureau leadership award

- Posted 12/4/2014 at 9:51 a.m.
David Wayne Gairhan, Jr., a rice, soybean and corn farmer from Jonesboro, is the 2014 recipient of the Stanley E. Reed Leadership Award from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Sets 80th Convention

- Posted 11/24/2014 at 8:50 a.m.
Agricultural leaders from across the state will come together in Hot Springs for Farm Bureau’s 80th annual convention.
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Traditional Thanksgiving dinner to cost more this year

- Posted 11/20/2014 at 8:45 a.m.
It will cost families more to prepare the Thanksgiving meal this year, due largely to an increase in the average cost of frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk.
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Ark. Agriculture Hall of Fame solicits nominations

- Posted 10/22/2014 at 11:51 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its class of 2014. The nomination deadline is Nov. 14.
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VIDEO: Big Creek Water Quality Reseach

- Posted 10/20/2014 at 8:00 a.m.
After a year of study, a research project reveals no apparent effects from a hog farm on the Buffalo River
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VIDEO: 2013 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year

- Posted 10/14/2014 at 1:03 p.m.
The Andy Gill family of McGehee is concluding their reign as Arkansas’ Farm Family of the Year.
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VIDEO: Food Innovation Center

- Posted 10/3/2014 at 11:17 a.m.
The UA Ag Law Center develops an economic development program for three Delta counties.
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Farmland From Academy Award-Winning Director James Moll Makes Its Streaming Debut on Hulu

- Posted 10/2/2014 at 12:37 p.m.
Farmland is now available to watch for FREE on HULU.
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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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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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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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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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Coleman named 2014-15 Miss Arkansas Rice

- Posted 8/11/2014 at 4:09 p.m.
Madison Coleman of Brinkley (Monroe County) is 2014-15 Miss Arkansas Rice.
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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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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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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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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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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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VIDEO: Museum rice plot educates visitors

A rice plot at the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Stuttgart helps educate visitors about this important commodity.
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VIDEO: National Water Quality Initiative

- Posted 6/23/2014 at 10:30 a.m.
Arkansas is setting the standard for the 13 states in the Mississippi River basin.
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2014 District Farm Families of the Year Named

- Posted 6/17/2014 at 12:07 p.m.
District winners for the 68th Annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected.
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