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VIDEO: Strawberry Fields Forever?

See how growing strawberries in what are known as "high tunnel" systems is allowing growers to expand their season and meet the demand for more fresh, locally grown berries.
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Farm Bureau Press for March 17, 2017

The latest photos and stories about what's going on at Arkansas Farm Bureau. This week's edition includes highlights from the ArFB Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C.
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PODCAST: Women Leading in ArFB

More young farm women are voluntarily giving their time to Arkansas Farm Bureau on the state and county level. Peggy Miller chairs the Arkansas Farm Bureau state women’s committee and Donna Bemis serves as vice-chairwoman. The annual state women’s conference was held recently and they took time to discuss the committee’s projects and why it’s important to get more farm women involved to advocate for agriculture.
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VIDEO: Legislative Update 3/10

Jeff Pitchford, Arkansas Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations - State Affairs, has the latest on important ag-related legislation in the 91st General Assembly, such as HB 1665 and HB 1554.
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VIDEO: Local Conversations Connect Food Producers, Buyers

Regional “Local Conversations” events are connecting Arkansas farmers and ranchers with those who want to buy or sell their products. Watch our latest video to learn more about this program from Adriane Barnes, communications director for the Arkansas Agriculture Department.
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PODCAST: YF&R, ArFB Women Fight Hunger

Fighting hunger in Arkansas is a priority for the ArFB Young Farmers and Ranchers and Women’s Committees, and the groups have adopted the “Pack Shack” and Backpack programs as their way of tackling this critical issue in our state. In this conversation, Trent Dabbs, former chair of the state YF&R committee, and Melanie Brown, former elementary school teacher in Lonoke County, discuss these initiatives and being involved in their local communities.
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VIDEO: Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

There was a packed house on hand for the 29th Annual Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon on Friday, March 3rd. Watch our latest video for highlights from the event and more on the five inductees chosen for their important contributions to agriculture in Arkansas.
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CALL TO ACTION: An Urgent Bill Update

Jeff Pitchford, Arkansas Farm Bureau Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations - State Affairs, sets the record straight on House Bill 1554, a trespassing and private property rights bill, and corrects misunderstandings and misinterpretation of the bill.
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PODCAST: Agriculture Safety Awareness Week

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S., but most farm-related injuries and deaths are preventable. Listen as Amanda Williams, education and safety coordinator for Arkansas Farm Bureau, discusses the upcoming Agriculture Safety Awareness Week, the meaning this year’s theme of “Get out of my Space,” and some simple safety basics.
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PODCAST: Young Farmers & Ranchers 2017 Conference Highlights

“Thrive to Survive” was the theme of the 2017 Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers conference in Little Rock, and thriving is exactly what the 350 attendees at the annual gathering are doing. Hear all about this year's meeting from Miller County cattleman and ArFB state YF&R committee chair Chase Groves and check out photos from the event.
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