News & Media

VIDEO: Food safety comes first

As part of the requirements of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, farmers across the state are taking part in special produce safety workshops led by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
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PODCAST: Dealing with black vultures

Black vultures are a persistent problem for some farmers around the state. The population of these aggressive vultures has increased in recent years and this has led to an increase in property damage and livestock loss. Learn more about this issue and potential solutions in our latest podcast.
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ArFB support for C&H Hog Farms non-political

The Arkansas Farm Bureau’s support for C&H Hog Farms lies firmly in the organization’s foundational support for private property rights and right-to-farm laws, as defined by its grass-roots, member-developed policy.
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Front Porch Magazine - Winter 2018

In our latest issue, we take a look at what winter is like on Arkansas farms, explore the Post Winery in Altus, try a tasty sweet potato pie recipe and hear the touching story of a farming family brought closer together by the passing of its patriarch.
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PODCAST: FFA Leader reflects, talks future

Taylor McNeel of Vilonia is set to graduate from Southern Arkansas University this spring, after taking a year off in 2016 to serve as president of the national FFA organization. Taylor attended the Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher conference this past weekend and sat down to discuss her past and future and why it's up to millennials like herself to be the “voice” for agriculture now, not just in the future.
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PODCAST: Timber industry update

At the recent Arkansas Farm Bureau Forestry Division meeting, we sat down with Max Braswell, executive vice president of the Arkansas Forestry Association, to discuss a range of issues, from wildfire prevention and the need for more non-commercial landowners to participate in the association's tree farm program to the overall outlook for the industry in 2018. Listen to our interview to learn more.
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Farm Bureau Press for Jan. 26

Read the latest Farm Bureau news in the Farm Bureau Press! In this edition read about learn about U.S. Secretary of Agriculture's visit to Arkansas, the second Vets 4 Ag Summit and more!
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PODCAST: Equine forum scheduled

A forum to bring all members of the Arkansas equine industry together to address priority issues facing horse ownership has been scheduled for later this year. Steve Jones chairs the ArFB Equine Division and in this conversation says the forum is needed to help unify the equine community in the state.
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Second Veterans 4 Ag Summit set for UA-Monticello

A second Veterans 4 Ag Summit has been scheduled for Feb. 22 at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, designed to educate and prepare military veterans for potential careers in the agriculture field. This session follows a successful kickoff event last October at Arkansas State University.
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VIDEO: Donation to support M*A*S*H program

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas, a charitable foundation established and funded by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, made a donation of more than $65 thousand to the Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation to support the Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) program, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
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