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Arkansas Farmer David Wildy Named as 2016 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year

- Posted 10/18/2016 at 1:37 p.m.
David Wildy, a diversified row crop farmer from Manila, Arkansas has been selected as the overall winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 201
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Friend of Farm Bureau to be Awarded to Members of Congressional Delegation

- Posted 10/10/2016 at 9:00 a.m.
All six members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation have earned Friend of Farm Bureau distinction, and will be recognized with the honor over the next two weeks in ceremonies to be held across the state.
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Ark. Agriculture Hall of Fame solicits nominations

- Posted 10/3/2016 at 9:00 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its class of 2016.
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Jonesboro’s Gibson named Miss Arkansas Rice

- Posted 8/29/2016 at 11:09 a.m.
Madison Gibson of Jonesboro (Craighead County) was named 2016-17 Miss Arkansas Rice on Saturday at the Brinkley Convention Center.
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PODCAST: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Tour

- Posted 8/22/2016 at 10:59 a.m.
Members of ArFB’s Environmental Issues Committee traveled to Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay area to visit local farms and ranches, learn about increasing regulatory challenges Virginia farmers are facing.
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PODCAST: U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman

- Posted 8/16/2016 at 10:32 a.m.
U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman took part in a panel discussion with Representative Rick Crawford and U.S. Senator John Boozman at the Arkansas Rice Expo Aug. 10.
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VIDEO: Chronic Wasting Disease in Arkansas

- Posted 8/4/2016 at 1:15 p.m.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has implemented new deer hunting regulations in northwest Arkansas this fall and is seeking the help of hunters and the public to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease.
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Farm Bureau Leaders to Gather in Springdale

- Posted 7/6/2016 at 12:57 p.m.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 68th annual Officers and Leaders Conference is set for July 18-19 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Names Scholarship Recipients

- Posted 7/5/2016 at 8:00 a.m.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation Committee has named the 12 recipients of the $3,000 Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year.
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2016 District Farm Families of the Year Named

- Posted 6/13/2016 at 8:00 a.m.
The eight district winners in the 69th annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected, representing the diversity of Arkansas agriculture, the state’s largest industry.
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Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest winners named

- Posted 6/1/2016 at 4:04 p.m.
Christen Talley of El Dorado and Emma Williams of Searcy were winners at the 59th annual Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest held June 1 at the state fairgrounds in Little Rock.
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Farm Bureau Mourns Passing of Former Ag Broadcaster

The Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of KARN radio news reporter Gary DiGiuseppe, who died Wednesday morning in an automobile accident in Little Rock.
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Summer Interns Join Arkansas Farm Bureau

- Posted 5/31/2016 at 11:02 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau welcomes Grant Wilson and Hanan Southard to the staff as summer interns. During the 12-week program, the interns will gain professional experience while learning more about Arkansas agriculture.
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Bailey to Lead Environmental Efforts at Farm Bureau

- Posted 5/24/2016 at 8:30 a.m.
John Bailey has been hired as director of environmental and regulatory affairs for the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation.
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Farm Bureau Ag Safety Poster contest winners announced

- Posted 5/2/2016 at 9:45 a.m.
ArFB has announced the winners of its annual safety poster contest. It coincided with Ag Safety Awareness Week March 6 - 12,
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2016 County Farm Families of the Year Named

- Posted 4/20/2016 at 8:28 a.m.
County winners for the 69th annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected.
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Farm Bureau Supports Arkansas Works

- Posted 4/19/2016 at 11:32 a.m.
ArFB supports Arkansas Works, the governor’s proposed revision to the use of federal Medicaid reserves to fund insurance coverage for eligible participants.
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ASU junior awarded Farm Bureau Vines Scholarship

- Posted 4/18/2016 at 11:58 a.m.
Zipporah Mondy of Helena-West Helena , a junior creative media production major at ASU, is the 2016 recipient of ArFB's Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship.
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PODCAST: Agricultural Trade

- Posted 4/1/2016 at 2:01 p.m.
Ambassador Darci Vetter, the chief agricultural negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative, was among the keynote speakers at the Arkansas Farm Policy Summit.
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Troy Buck Family Scholarship dinner and auction

- Posted 3/24/2016 at 10:41 a.m.
The public is invited to a dinner and auction May 6 in Arkadelphia to raise money for the Troy Buck Family Scholarship endowment.
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Farm Bureau Sets Farm Policy Summit

- Posted 3/22/2016 at 9:00 a.m.
ArFB will host a Farm Policy Summit, where it will bring its farmers and ranchers along with national farm policy leaders – in addition to each member of the state’s Congressional delegation – to Little Rock.
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Applications available for M*A*S*H camps

- Posted 3/14/2016 at 11:54 a.m.
Applications are now available to high school students for the summer M*A*S*H camps. These camps will be located at 34 medical facilities throughout Arkansas.
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Arkansas’ Veach Elected President and Chairman of Southern FB Life Insurance Company

- Posted 2/22/2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Randy Veach of Manila (Mississippi County) has been selected as president and chairman of the board of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Promotes Tucker, Teague

- Posted 2/22/2016 at 10:50 a.m.
The ArFB Board of Directors named Chuck Tucker to the new position of senior vice president of organization and administration. They also named Evan Teague vice president of commodity and regulatory affairs.
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Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Tickets On Sale

- Posted 2/17/2016 at 10:44 a.m.
Tickets are now available for the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame 28th annual induction luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m. on March 4 at Little Rock’s Embassy Suites Hotel.
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Ag Safety Week is March 6-12

- Posted 2/15/2016 at 8:15 a.m.
Across the country, Farm Bureaus are making safety a top priority this spring through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP)
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Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame to Add 6 Members

- Posted 1/6/2016 at 8:30 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame will induct six individuals whose leadership and service have brought distinction to the state’s largest industry segment.
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Carter named EVP at Arkansas Farm Bureau

- Posted 1/5/2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Warren Carter, a 28-year employee of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, has been named as the organization’s executive vice president.
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