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ArFB “cautiously optimistic” about U.S.-China Trade Agreement

Arkansas Farm Bureau noted cautious optimism after Wednesday’s signing by President Donald Trump of “phase one” of a U.S.-China trade agreement, hopeful it can bring needed stability to agriculture markets that have been battered by uncertainty since trade disputes between the two countries have escalated.
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AgCast for Jan. 9

This week, we talk to Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward, as well as the new leader of the state Agriculture Department’s Feral Hog Eradication Program. We also talk to a waterfowl expert from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission about the problems snow geese are causing for some farmers.
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VIDEO: Tri-State Soybean Forum

Arkansas recently hosted a Tri-State Soybean Forum in Dumas for more than 150 soybean producers and consultants. Following two difficult production years, growers were informed about new seed varieties and herbicide technologies that will be available this year. Farmers are hopeful prices and weather will be better in 2020.
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AgCast for Dec. 19

This week, we talk to leaders of Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers about planning for the future and we sit down with Jim Carroll the Third of Brinkley, who was recently elected chair of the United Soybean Board of Directors. We also catch up on the latest news from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee.
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AgCast for Dec. 12

This week, we talk to this year’s Arkansas Farm Family of the Year winner and we have interviews with a “mobile veterinarian” and a farmer specializing in exotic animals. We also learn about a new survey project aiming to find out more about the local food system in central Arkansas.
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VIDEO: Growing a Christmas Tree Tradition

We visited Vandiver’s Newcastle Farms near Forrest City, where owner Kevin Vandiver told us how he got his start growing Christmas trees and why he wants his customers to have a special experience that becomes a family tradition.
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McMinn hired in commodity role at Arkansas Farm Bureau

John McMinn has been hired as the director of Commodity Activities and Economics at Arkansas Farm Bureau, where he will be responsible for economic analysis and commodity-specific programs and activities surrounding for Aquaculture, Forestry and Specialty Crops.
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