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Senate Ag Committee Comes to Arkansas

The Senate Ag Committee held a field hearing today in Jonesboro, at the Fowler Center on the campus of Arkansas State University. Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member John Boozman heard testimony from Arkansas farmers, agriculture industry leaders and business leaders and officials serving rural Arkansas. Arkansas Farm Bureau leaders and members were on hand, and ArFB President Rich Hillman helped open the proceedings.
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Community Champion Becomes ArFB Member

Annie Abrams is an Arkansas legend, and now she’s a member of Arkansas Farm Bureau! A retired educator and nationally recognized civic and political activist, Abrams is now 90 and staying busy by helping distribute Arkansas Farm Bureau Election Directories. ArFB Vice President of Public Affairs & Government Relations Stanley Hill and ArFB Vice President of Organization & Member Programs Justin Reynolds visited Abrams at her home to present her with her honorary membership in appreciation of her efforts and for being a champion in her community.
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Ag Department Inspections Help with H2A Labor

Recently, Arkansas Department of Agriculture field staff have been working to ease a backlog of housing inspections for the H2A worker program utilized by many Arkansas farmers. Plant Industries Division Director Scott Bray outlined how the department was able to get involved and what plans are moving forward. Monroe County farmer Jon Carroll explained how these efforts helped his farm stay on schedule and why timely inspections are important for farmers.
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Arkansas AgCast | March 4, 2022

Jeff Pitchord gives an overview of the General Assembly’s fiscal session, which kicked off last month and is set to wrap up soon. Jeff covers the funding decisions that impact the state’s agriculture industry and a special change to vehicle assessments that will affect all Arkansans who assess a vehicle.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Leaders Provide Guidance on National Agriculture Issues

Arkansas Farm Bureau leaders participated in the American Farm Bureau Issues Advisory Committee meetings held in Arlington, Va. this month. The Issues Advisory Committee consists of 13 subcommittees focused on priority agricultural topics with a purpose of identifying issues and discussing appropriate actions and solutions.
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Arkansas AgCast | Jan. 14, 2022

After returning from an eventful American Farm Bureau Convention in Atlanta, our policy experts sit down to discuss how the event went and what to expect from national Farm Bureau policy in 2022.
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AFBF Convention Day 2 Recap

As we wrapped up the final day of American Farm Bureau Convention in Atlanta, Farm Bureau leaders from around the country prepared to get down to the business of making policy. See highlights from the day and hear ArFB President Rich Hillman talk about what’s next.
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Arkansas AgCast | Sept. 9, 2021

This week, we were on hand for the Arkansas Connectivity Summit at the Hot Springs Convention Center. We heard from a variety of experts, including a sitting FCC commissioner, about the state’s effort to expand and improve broadband internet access and about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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Rojas Promoted at Arkansas Farm Bureau

Catrinia Rojas has been promoted to coordinator of policy development and legislative research at Arkansas Farm Bureau. She will help guide the organization’s policy development process and assist the lobbying staff with research needs on legislative, regulatory and agricultural topics.
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