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PODCAST: Crop Insurance Update for Flooded Farms

The Federal Risk Management Agency distributed updated "practical to replant" guidance in response to questions from farmers whose crops were destroyed by recent flooding, particularly rice farmers. In our latest podcast, Brandy Carroll, ArFB assistant director of commodity activities and market information, explains what this guidance could mean for Arkansas farmers.
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PODCAST: Ag in the Air

An interview with Vernon Caviness, an agriculture aviator/cropduster pilot for Bell Ag Service in Des Arc, and photos of Caviness and other aviators in action. Caviness discusses how the recent river flooding affected business, the challenges flight services face and more.
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Farm Bureau Press for May 12, 2017

Read the latest Farm Bureau Press to learn about new incentive programs available to county Farm Bureaus, the new Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher of the Year, a visit from USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, new USDA forecasts and much more.
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VIDEO: Fun and Facts on the Farm

What started as a half-day field trip for a few Crawford County kindergarten students six years ago has become an anticiopated outdoor classroom experience for more than 1,000 children and parents at Randy Arnold's farm near Alma.
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VIDEO: USDA Secretary Flood Press Conference Highlights

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue came to Arkansas on Sunday, May 7. He participated in a helicopter tour with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and members of the congressional delegation to see first-hand the damage to agriculture and rural communities caused by recent flooding.
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VIDEO: Ag for Autism

Based in Jonesboro, Ag for Autism was established to provide a means for ag-related businesses and organizations to help fund education and therapy grant programs in Arkansas. See how this unique organization is helping educators and parents in rural parts of Arkansas.
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VIDEO: Flooding from the Air

More footage of Northeast Arkansas flood devastation and reactions from Arkansas Farm Bureau leaders Rich Hillman and Joe Christian and a Lawrence County rice farmer Scott Brady.
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PODCAST: Assessing the Flood Damage

Some are saying the effects of this week's flooding could rival that of 2011 floods that caused an estimated $500 million in losses to agriculture. While the full effects of this storm will not be known for several weeks, Dr. Eric Wailes, Distinguished Professor of ag economics with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, offers an early assessment of the magnitude of the recent flood and its impact on rural communities and agriculture.
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VIDEO: ArFB Leaders Fly Over Flooding

Arkansas Farm Bureau Vice President Rich Hillman and Secretary/Treasurer Joe Christian took to the skies to survey the flood devastation in Northeast Arkansas, including hundreds of acres of Christian's rice fields near Cash. See the incredible footage and hear what they had to say about their trip.
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