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VIDEO: New Rice Fed Head Talks Rice Day Donation

The Arkansas rice industry donated 153,500 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Foodbank in honor of National Rice Month yesterday. The donation from seven mills will provide over 1.5 million servings of rice to help feed families, children and seniors across the state. We caught up with Kelly Robbins, new executive director of the Arkansas Rice Federation to hear all about it.
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VIDEO: Saline County Holds Scaled-Back Livestock Show

The Covid-19 pandemic has led county fair associations to cancel carnivals, rodeos and pageants, but many are holding junior livestock shows on a reduced scale. Following the Health Department protocols, Saline County held a one-day livestock show Sept. 12 in Benton. Watch to see how the county adapted to the safety protocols in order to hold the show and allow young people to be rewarded for raising their animals.
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VIDEO: 2020 PLC Wraps Up

Friday, Aug. 21, was the third and final session of the 2020 Arkansas Farm Bureau President's Leadership Council, and the focus was on public affairs and government relations. ArFB's Jennifer Craig provides a recap and talks to two participants, Lindsey Holtzclaw and Kisia Weeks, to get their thoughts on the session.
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VIDEO: Outbreak Means Late Start for LR Farmers Market

Following a delay of almost two months from its traditional opening date, the Little Rock Farmers Market welcomed the public to a smaller version of the popular weekend destination at the Little Rock River Market. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the market will be limited to fresh produce vendors and safety protocols must be followed by visitors.
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VIDEO: Ag Hall of Fame Luncheon 2020

Friday was the 33rd Annual Arkansas Agriculture Ag Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon. The more than 600 attendees gathered to honor six new inductees: Jane Ross, Gene Sullivan, Leo C. Sutterfield, George Tidwell, Thomas Vaughns and William E. (Gene) Woodall. See highlights and learn more.
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Diversity in Agriculture Conference set for Feb. 27-28

A Diversity in Agriculture conference has been set for Feb. 27-28 in an effort expand the awareness of the career and business opportunities that exist in agriculture. The conference will allow participants to explore opportunities through success stories and networking. It also is intended to foster an expansion of public and private partnerships within agriculture, Arkansas’ largest industry sector, accounting for more than $20 billion annually.
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AgCast for Jan. 23

We talked to Arkansas Farm Bureau President Rich Hillman, who gave us his thoughts on this year’s American Farm Bureau Convention and explained the importance of the policy development process that wrapped up on the final day of convention. We also talked to two of the event’s workshop leaders about the economics of farming and the science of gene editing for agriculture.
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ArFB’s Hillman selected for national board position

Rich Hillman of Carlisle, recently elected president of Arkansas Farm Bureau, was selected Tuesday for a two-year term on the American Farm Bureau board of directors. He was elected to represent the Southern Region by delegates serving at the organization’s 101st annual convention in Austin, Texas.
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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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