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VIDEO: Policy Development Kicks Off

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization and our members and volunteer leaders work together to define the organization's public policy goals and objectives. ArFB has engaged in the political process since its beginnings in 1935 and this advocacy mission begins with local meetings in each county. The policy development meeting "season" has begun for ArFB members and it's off to a strong start after a multi-county meeting in Harrison.
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AGCAST: An Interview with District 4 State Rep. DeAnn Vaught

Governor Asa Hutchinson conducted a two-day farm tour across south Arkansas recently and the first stop was Ricky Fawcett’s poultry farm at Winslow in Little River County. During a question and answer session, the governor responded to the concerns of poultry farmers in that part of the state. Among those in attendance was District 4 State Representative DeAnn Vaught.
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VIDEO: U.S. Rep. French Hill & ArFB President Randy Veach

ArFB President Randy Veach visited Washington, D.C. to meet with officials and members of the Arkansas delegation to talk about trade, tariffs, the new Farm Bill and other critical agriculture issues. Watch his in-depth discussion with U.S. Rep. French Hill of Arkansas's 2nd District.
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AGCAST: Trade Troubles Hit Ag

The U.S. began imposing tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports July 6 and China has announced it will retaliate with $34 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods, including soybeans and other key agricultural commodities. In this edition of Arkansas AgCast Matt King, director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Arkansas Farm Bureau explains the impacts this trade battle is already having on agricultural commodities and American farmers and ranchers.
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ArFB Sets Measure the Candidate Forum

Arkansas Farm Bureau, the state’s largest agricultural advocacy organization, has set a Measure the Candidate forum for May 9 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. Candidates for state constitutional offices, the 2nd Congressional district of the U.S. House of Representatives, and state Supreme Court have been invited to be on the program.
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PODCAST: Cotton Program Updates

Arkansas cotton farmers have been struggling due to heavily subsidized foreign fiber competition and other factors, but new programs are now available to help. In this interview, Arkansas Farm Bureau's Brandy Carroll provides the details on these programs, sign-up dates and more.
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PODCAST: Grant County Legislative Breakfast

Grant County Farm Bureau held a "legislative breakfast" last week where issues such as the “right to farm,” dicamba and education were all discussed. In this conversation, Grant County President Peggy Thomas and State Senator Bruce Maloch share their thoughts on the value and importance of Farm Bureau’s grassroots legislative outreach efforts.
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