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Arkansas Farm Bureau Sets 81st Convention

- Posted 11/23/2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Farmers, ranchers and agricultural leaders from across the state will come together for Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 81st annual convention, set for Dec. 2-4 at Little Rock’s Marriott Hotel and the Statehouse Convention Center.
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Traditional Thanksgiving dinner to cost less this year

- Posted 11/19/2015 at 8:00 a.m.
It will cost families about $1 less to prepare the Thanksgiving meal this year, due largely to a decline in the average cost of frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Promotes Wood

- Posted 11/9/2015 at 3:09 p.m.
Autumn Wood of Cabot has been promoted to membership marketing specialist at Arkansas Farm Bureau.
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PODCAST: Hunger Relief

- Posted 11/5/2015 at 1:58 p.m.
The Thanksgiving holiday will soon be here and it is a time when many organizations share meals and the bounty produced by farmers and ranchers with those in need.
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Farm Bureau Video Update

- Posted 10/30/2015 at 3:55 p.m.
Drought has again taken its toll on Arkansas farms and ranches; UA ag students learned about helping farmers in developing nations; Farm Bureau supports the junior livestock auction; Farm Bureau women’s committee is helping fight hunger in Arkansas.
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Trans Pacific Partnership

- Posted 10/5/2015 at 4:17 p.m.
Quote from Randy Veach, president, Arkansas Farm Bureau regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership.
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Ark. Agriculture Hall of Fame solicits nominations

- Posted 10/1/2015 at 2:19 p.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its class of 2015. The nomination deadline is Nov. 6.
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Trade Mission to Cuba

- Posted 9/30/2015 at 9:56 a.m.
ArFB President Randy Veach, a cotton, soybean, rice and corn farmer is among the business leaders who joined Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on a trade mission to Cuba.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Promotes Bradley

- Posted 9/23/2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Zac Bradley of Bryant has been promoted to director of public policy at the Arkansas Farm Bureau, where he will help manage the organization’s lobbying and advocacy efforts.
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Lambert joins Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Commodity and Regulatory Affairs Team

- Posted 9/16/2015 at 11:28 a.m.
Mark Lambert has been hired as assistant director of commodity activities and economics in the commodity and regulatory affairs department at Arkansas Farm Bureau.
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U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Survey Reveals Consumer Attitudes on Sustainability and Agriculture

- Posted 9/11/2015 at 10:25 a.m.
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) is focused on answering questions consumers have about how food is grown and raised.
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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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- 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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