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2021 ArFB Legislative Priorities Word Doc

Learn all about the top priorities of the Arkansas Farm Bureau during the 93rd General Assembly.

2021 ArFB Legislative Priorities

Learn all about the top priorities of the Arkansas Farm Bureau during the 93rd General Assembly.

Ag Hall of Fame Class XXXIV Bios

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame has announced that six individuals will be inducted during 2021 due to their leadership and service to the state’s largest business sector. The newest class represents agriculture education, the seed industry, agri-business, row-crop production, agricultural/political advocacy, timber management, plus agricultural research and outreach. Read more about them.

AFBF Cattle Market Working Group Report Brochure

In September, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Cattle Market Working Group released this in-depth examination of the causes and price implications resulting from extreme market volatility in the cattle industry.

American Farm Bureau Federation Cattle Market Working Group Report Backgrounder

In April 2020, AFBF President Zippy Duvall tasked the newly created Cattle Market Working Group, composed of 10 state Farm Bureau presidents, to investigate and research recent volatility in the cattle markets due to COVID-19, as well as the impacts of the Holcomb, Kansas, Tyson beef plant fire.

ArFB Foundation Grant Guidelines 2021

The ArFB Foundation Grant Program is a funding opportunity for Arkansas nonprofits and tax-exempt entities, to support projects that are relevant to the ArFB Foundation’s mission.

USDA Assistance for Small and Very Small Meat Processors

USDA Rural Development is working together with the Office of Food Safety to help meat processors build their business to meet growing demand. Honoring our commitment to rural America’s prosperity and quality of life, we offer the following Rural Development loans, grants, and loan guarantees.

Meat Processing 101: Small Plant Economics

Important information on the business of running a small meat processing plant, produced by Oregon State University Extension Service.

Meat Processing 101: New Plant Checklist

A list of important tips for building a new USDA-inspected processing plant, produced by the Oregon University Extension Service.

Guide to Designing a Small Red Meat Plant

A guide to recommendations for designing small red meat plants, produced by Iowa State University Extension.