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VIDEO: Rep. Bruce Westerman Visits Drew County

On July 7, Congressman Bruce Westerman visited with farmers in Drew County to discuss the June flooding impacts with local farmers. Rep. Westerman talked about potential federal government assistance and a timeline for getting aid back to Arkansas.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau to host Connectivity Summit Sept. 8

Arkansas Farm Bureau will host the Arkansas Connectivity Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The event will focus on developing plans to improve high-speed, broadband connectivity and cellular connectivity in Arkansas and will feature government and community leaders, industry stakeholders and others, including keynote speaker, Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
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VIDEO: Ice Cream Social at the Capitol

This past Tuesday ArFB hosted an ice cream social at the Capitol as a “thank you” to legislators for their work advancing smart Arkansas agriculture policy and we spoke to some of the legislators who stopped by. #ArkAg​ #AgAtWork
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Farm Bureau Hires Powell for Local Affairs, Rural Development Role

Philip Powell has been hired as assistant director of public affairs and government relations at Arkansas Farm Bureau, where he will focus on local affairs and rural development and serve as a member of the lobbying team for the state’s largest agricultural advocacy organization.
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VIDEO: Arkansas Virtual Farmers Week Wrap-up

We're wrapping up #VirtualFarmersWeek​, a week of hearing what our members had to say about the issues they believe are most important to address during this legislative session, including a state meat Inspection program, broadband and securing funding for the future of Arkansas forestry.
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VIDEO: State Meat Inspection | Michael Lee, Faulkner County

Michael Lee of Flying C Ranch in Faulkner County, tells us about speaking to the Arkansas House Ag Committee in favor of HB1315, a bill to create a new state meat inspection program. The bill passed out of committee this afternoon and will now head to the House floor.
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Arkansas AgCast | Jan. 14, 2021

This week, we learn about the Arkansas Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee’s recent work and their participation in American Farm Bureau’s Virtual Annual Convention. We also talk to Arkansas State Representative DeAnn Vaught about a new state meat inspection bill she is championing and we learn about a very busy week for Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Public Affairs and Government Relations team.
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VIDEO: 2021 American Farm Bureau Virtual Business Session

This year's American Farm Bureau Annual Convention wraps up today with a virtual Business Session. Arkansas Farm Bureau voting delegates joined in from the Arkansas Farm Bureau headquarters in Little Rock and worked along with Farm Bureau leaders from across the country to finalize the organization's policies for 2021. Hear what some of our delegates had to say about the process.
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VIDEO: USMCA Takes Effect

The United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement went into effect July 1. Matt King, director of National Affairs for Arkansas Farm Bureau's Public Affairs and Governmental Relations department explains why this is important for agriculture and why it's step up from the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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