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VIDEO: A Day in the Life of a Mobile Veterinarian

Dr. Chelsea Bland Smith operates Broken L Veterinary Services, a mobile clinic, out of her homebase in Nashville, Ark. She is licensed in Arkansas and Oklahoma and works on livestock and pets on farms and homes in both states. Follow along as she takes us through an average day of a mobile vet.
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AgCast for May 21

This week, we talk to poultry grower and Arkansas Farm Bureau Board Secretary/Treasurer Dan Wright about challenges for the poultry industry caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. We also talk to Jamie Anderson of I.F. Anderson Farms, the nation’s largest producer of baitfish, about what a recent increase in recreational fishing has meant for his operation. Finally, we speak to Arkansas Farm Bureau Public Affairs & Government Relations Director Matt King about the latest on the CARES Act and the creation of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
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VIDEO: A Farm Corps Success Story

Michael Whatley was trained to drive heavy equipment in the National Guard. That skill helped land him a job hauling rice for Craighead County farmer and ArFB board member Joe Christian, thanks to the new Farm Corps initiative led by Congressman Rick Crawford, in partnership with the National Guard and Arkansas Farm Bureau.
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VIDEO: Talking to the Experts

Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, we've been reaching out to experts to tell us more about how different segments of agriculture have been dealing with challenges caused by the crisis. Recently, we spoke to a state legislator, an FFA advisor and educator, a professor and expert on specialty crops and the executive vice president of the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association. We also received an update on the recently completed legislative fiscal session from ArFB's Jeff Pitchford.
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#KeepGrowing: More Reports from the Field

The spring planting season continues, despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, storms and extreme cold snaps. Arkansas farmers and ranchers and agriculture industry leaders continue their work to provide us with reports and updates from their fields, workshops and offices. Here's a selection of recent videos.
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VIDEO: Check Presentation to Arkansas Foodbank

The Farm Bureau Insurance companies announced Thursday a $500,000 gift to the six foodbanks that cover the state of Arkansas, anchored by the Arkansas Foodbank, which represents 33 counties in Central Arkansas. “Farm Bureau’s founding mission is to support the families that put food on our tables,” said Rich Hillman, Carlisle rice farmer and president of Arkansas Farm Bureau. “Providing relief to our communities in a time of need is a core value of the Farm Bureau. Offering a helping hand to our friends at the Arkansas Foodbank and their partners who provide similar services throughout Arkansas is critical at this time.”
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VIDEO: Storms Hit Farming Communities

Severe thunderstorms with winds of more than 80 mph knocked down trees and power lines Sunday night in the eastern part of the state, causing widespread damage and power outages and leading to another delay in planting for delta farmers. Learn more from Arkansas County Farm Bureau agency manager Chuck Wallace and farmer and ArFB board member Terry Dabbs of Stuttgart.
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#AgNeverQuits: More Reports from Arkansas Farmers & Ranchers

As we move deeper into a rainy spring planting season, farmers and ranchers and agriculture industry leaders around the state continue their work to put food on tables and shelves during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also continue to provide us with reports and updates from their fields, workshops and offices about their efforts, highlighting the fact that agriculture is essential during these difficult times
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