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VIDEO: American Farm Bureau Convention Day 4

The voting delegate session was held today, Jan. 21st, at the 2020 Annual American Farm Bureau Convention in Austin, Texas. Arkansas members joined 346 delegates from across the country who worked to set 2020 policy positions on issues important to the organization's 6 million members.
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AgCast: ArFB's Matt King on the Market Facilitation Program, Trade

President Donald Trump recently authorized a second round of Market Facilitation Program payments to farmers and ranchers to offset economic losses due to the ongoing trade dispute with China and loss of that important market. In this edition of Arkansas Agcast, Matt King, Director of National Affairs for Arkansas Farm Bureau, encourages producers to sign up for the payments before the deadline in December and explains why exporting our agricultural products is necessary to maintain a viable ag economy.
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VIDEO: Trade Talk with Japanese Ambassador

Shinsuke J. Sugiyama, Ambassador of Japan to the United States, joined Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach on a visit to the farm of Robby Bevis near Scott in Lonoke County. The ambassador was visiting Arkansas from the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. to discuss possible agricultural trade expansion.
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VIDEO: Spotlight on Veteran Farmers

Across America, military veterans are returning to the land, digging in, and creating new lives as farmers and caretakers, feeding their families and the world. Programs like Homegrown By Heroes and Vets4Ag are helping cultivate a new generation of farmers, developing viable employment and meaningful careers. For a recent Homegrown By Heroes event, we interviewed three Arkansas farmer veterans: U.S. Air Force veteran Desmond Simmons and U.S. Navy vets Dwayne Long and Adrian Sopshire. Watch to learn more about these men and their post-military careers in agriculture.
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