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Agriculture is our state's largest industry, but what do you really know about farming and ranching?

You might recall the smiling farmers in overalls from books you read as a child or seeing cowboys at the rodeo. Maybe you have friends or family who farm, or perhaps all you know about agriculture comes from commodity reports on the evening news.

Whatever the case may be, part of the Arkansas Farm Bureau mission is to tell the "farming story." That means sharing the real stories of Arkansas farmers and ranchers, and highlighting the issues and trends that affect their livelihoods. We invite you to learn more by watching our videos, listening to our podcasts, reading our blog posts or following us in social media. If you have questions or need information from our staff of experts, we encourage you to contact us.

Berry Season: Sta-N-Step Berry Farm

With berry season in full swing, Sta-N-Step berry farm in Washington County has multiple berries ready for customers to pick. With over 30 years of experience, Les Dozier has built quite the selection of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Find out how long the season will last and what varieties are available.
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Cool Beans

Three frosts? No problem. Miles Farms in McGehee planted soybeans Feb. 24 and anticipates an abundant harvest in July. It’s year 3 of a decade-long experiment in Southeast Arkansas. See the crop and hear the study’s mixed results, including 2024’s pleasant surprise.
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AgCast Deep Dive: Summer 2024 Farm Bill Update with Sen. Boozman

Sen. John Boozman joined the AgCast from Washington D.C. this week to discuss the Farm Bill framework he recently released with GOP colleagues in the Senate Ag Committee. We discuss the updates and additions he proposed for the Farm Bill, plus the areas of bipartisan common ground. We also asked if he predicts a new Farm Bill or another extension in 2024. Watch or listen to get the latest from the ranking member of the Senate Ag Committee.
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MASH Program: Students Participate in Mock Crash

Medical Applications of Science for Health (MASH) is a Farm Bureau-sponsored program allowing students interested in the medical field to gain hands-on experience. Recently, students in Jefferson County participated in a mock crash in Pine Bluff where they were able to see how law enforcement and medical professionals respond during a major vehicle accident.
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