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PODCAST: The Story of a Foundation Donation

Arkansas Farm Bureau has launched the Farm Bureau Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) fundraising arm. The first organization to receive support from the Foundation was the Arkansas chapter of the American Red Cross. In this conversation, Chuck Tucker of Arkansas Farm Bureau and Lori McFarlane of the Red Cross discuss why the Foundation was created and how it can help charitable organizations like the Red Cross in a time of need.
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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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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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VIDEO: Flooding Hits Arkansas Agriculture

Late April rains inundated much of Arkansas and hit agriculture at one of the worst possible times as spring planting is underway. The storms caused losses for both the row-crop and livestock sectors. Watch to see and learn more about the damages.
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