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Donation supports M*A*S*H

Donation supports M*A*S*H

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas, a charitable foundation established and funded by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, has made a $65,150 donation 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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NAFTA News

NAFTA News

ArFB President Randy Veach spoke Tuesday alongside Governor Asa Hutchinson in Rogers in support of the North American Free Trade agreement at an event hosted by the World Trade Center Arkansas. Several members of the ArFB state board and local county leadership were also in attendance, along with representatives from Tyson Foods, Walmart and Riceland Foods.
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Food Safety First

Food Safety 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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Cold Snap Safety

Cold Snap Safety

Like many livestock farmers in Arkansas, Luke Alston has been trying to protect his animals from the effects of the sub-freezing weather the past week. A poultry and cattle rancher near Mena, Alston explains the challenges and costs involved with ensuring animal safety during bitter winds and cold.
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Convention Recap 2018

Convention Recap 2018

Arkansas farmers and ranchers were among the more than 7,000 who attended American Farm Bureau’s 99th annual convention in Nashville, January 6-10. Watch our wrap-up to learn more.
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Bridging Generational Divides

Bridging Generational Divides

Leading Across Generations was the theme of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 83rd annual convention. Keynote speaker Haydn Shaw, an expert on generational differences, has written a book titled, “Sticking Points: How to get the 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart. He says that generational sticking points are inevitable, but but can be overcome both in traditional offices and on family farms and ranches.
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FFOY 2017: The Alstons

FFOY 2017: The Alstons

Learn more about Luke and Deedee Alston and their sons Ryan and Drey. The Alstons are the 2017 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year and they own Holly Springs Homestead, a cattle, poultry and agritourism farm near Mena. Luke and Deedee left successful off-farm jobs to develop the farm just a few years ago, a move he called a "leap of faith."
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Veteran Turns Ag Teacher

Veteran Turns Ag Teacher

Sgt. Brian Jackson served 10 years in the Army National Guard. Now, he is the vo-ag instructor at Smackover High School and Smackover FFA advisor. He shared his story with us for Veterans Day.
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Pecan Purpose

Pecan Purpose

Through years of ups and downs and a near-death experience, 55-year-old Billy Wilchman of Conway County has tried a number of agricultural enterprises. Hogs, cattle, poultry, produce, even fresh water prawns and earthworms. But he settled on what he loves most, growing pecans.
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Spotlight on the Delta School

Spotlight on the Delta School

A state-of-the-art, outdoor-classroom garden is a key component of the learning experience at The Delta School, a college preparatory school in the Mississippi County community of Wilson.
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