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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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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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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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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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Farm Bureau’s Veach Named to USDA-USTR Committee

- Posted 7/1/2015 at 1:24 p.m.
ArFB President Randy Veach, a cotton, soybean and corn farmer from Manila, has been appointed to the USDA's Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee for Tobacco, Cotton and Peanuts.
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Senate Passage of TPA Moves Bill Forward

- Posted 6/24/2015 at 4:22 p.m.
ARFB reinforced its support for Trade Promotion Authority on Wednesday, following Senate passage of a proposal that allows U.S. trade negotiators the ability to reach agreement with other nations on trade matters.
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2015 District Farm Families of the Year Named

- Posted 6/22/2015 at 1:20 p.m.
District winners for the 68th annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected.
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PODCAST: Impact of flooding on agriculture

- Posted 6/11/2015 at 12:17 p.m.
Wes Ward, secretary of the Arkansas Agriculture Department, discusses the severity of flooding on farms and ranches in Arkansas.
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Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest winners named

- Posted 6/4/2015 at 11:13 a.m.
Jordan Williams of Bonnerdale and Zack Williams of Nashville were winners at the 58th annual Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest held June 3 at the state fairgrounds in Little Rock.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Hires Anderson for PR Role

- Posted 6/1/2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Rob Anderson has been hired as director of public relations at the Arkansas Farm Bureau, where he will help guide organizational messaging, development of new communication tools and manage the social media team.
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Farm Bureau dissappointed in WOTUS ruling from EPA

- Posted 5/27/2015 at 3:39 p.m.
EPA and the U.S. Army Corps released their final rule defining “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act, following interagency review.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau hires summer interns

- Posted 5/18/2015 at 8:00 a.m.
Two interns have joined Arkansas Farm Bureau for the summer and will work on issues that affect Arkansas agriculture.
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House passes legislation blocking WOTUS rule

- Posted 5/13/2015 at 12:05 p.m.
With a strong bi-partisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HR 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act which will block implementation of EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.
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PODCAST: TPA and WOTUS

- Posted 5/9/2015 at 4:11 p.m.
Rep. French Hill discusses the importance of Congress authorizing Trade Promotion Authority for the President.
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Hargrove Memorial scholarship fund seeks applicants

- Posted 5/4/2015 at 12:25 p.m.
Nursing and pharmacy students are encouraged to apply now for a $1,000 scholarship offered through the Nicky Hargrove Memorial scholarship fund.
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Arkansas Agriculture Would Benefit from Passage of TPA

- Posted 4/17/2015 at 1:05 p.m.
Arkansas agriculture stands to be among the winners if Congress passes trade promotion authority (TPA), introduced Thursday and expected to be in committee next week.
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ASU junior awarded Farm Bureau Vines Scholarship

- Posted 4/16/2015 at 3:08 p.m.
Teisha Bagwell of Cave City is the 2015 recipient of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship.
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Farm Bureau Ag Safety Poster contest winners announced

- Posted 4/15/2015 at 1:26 p.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau has announced the winners of its annual safety poster contest.
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Farm Bureau Names Hathcote Outstanding Teacher

- Posted 4/8/2015 at 2:47 p.m.
Julie Hathcote, a theme specialist at Chenal Elementary School in Little Rock, is ArFB’s 2015 Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher.
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VIDEO: County Farm Bureau Presidents' Tour

- Posted 4/3/2015 at 9:00 a.m.
County Farm Bureau Presidents travel to Washington, DC to meet with their congressional delegation.
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VIDEO: Capitol Conversations - Sen. Blake Johnson

- Posted 4/1/2015 at 1:18 p.m.
Sen. Johnson discusses key legislation passed this session and his thoughts on the legislative process.
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Farm Bureau’s Veach Appreciates Senate Budget Action

- Posted 3/27/2015 at 3:13 p.m.
ArFB President Randy Veach took note of the Senate budget resolution that passed late Thursday night, specifically the inclusion of two amendments impacting Arkansas agriculture.
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Applications available for summer M*A*S*H camps

- Posted 3/11/2015 at 1:26 p.m.
Applications are now available to high school students for the summer 2015 M*A*S*H camps. These camps will be located at 34 mostly rural medical facilities throughout Arkansas.
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VIDEO: Capitol Conversations - Sen. Ronald Caldwell

- Posted 3/5/2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Sen. Ronald Caldwell discusses the proposed Arkansas Grain Dealers bill.
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VIDEO: Conservation Programs

- Posted 2/18/2015 at 12:00 a.m.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service announces funding for several programs in Arkansas.
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Ag Safety Awareness Week is March 1-7

- Posted 2/16/2015 at 8:30 a.m.
Farm Bureaus are making safety a top priority this spring through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP)
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Agriculture Hall of Fame to Induct 5 New Members

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame will induct five individuals whose leadership and service have brought distinction to the state’s largest industry segment.
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Pistole, Dykes fill Arkansas Farm Bureau PR positions

- Posted 1/21/2015 at 2:42 p.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau has hired Bryan Pistole as graphic design and editorial coordinator and Mollie Dykes as social media and public relations specialist.
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Statement On China Ban of Poultry Imports

- Posted 1/13/2015 at 3:31 p.m.
Statement from Randy Veach, President, Arkansas Farm Bureau on China ban of poultry imports.
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