The roughly two-month dry period during the summer of 2022 has been the worst drought in 10 years. While it has had an impact on all Arkansans, the drought has hit livestock and hay producers across the state especially hard. Livestock such as cattle, horses, sheep, goats and llamas rely on forages (grass, hay and other plants) for most or, in some cases, all of their diet, and this year’s drought has caused significant loss of forage availability statewide.
Official program for both the 2022 Officers & Leaders meeting and YF&R convention to be held in Rogers July 20-23.
See the events and speakers for each day of the 2021 Arkansas Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Little Rock.
Under current law, most farms are not subject to federal estate taxes because $11.7 million per individual (or 23.4 million per couple) in assets are exempt. However, there are proposals in Congress that would significantly lower the exemption threshold. This implies that estate taxes could soon apply to many farms. This article will outline how these proposals might affect farms in Arkansas.
The Diversity in Agriculture Virtual Conference is an effort to expand the awareness of the diverse career and business opportunities that exist in agriculture. The conference will allow participants to explore opportunities through success stories and networking. It also is intended to foster an expansion of public and private partnerships within agriculture, Arkansas’ largest industry sector.
After a year of virtual meetings and events, Arkansas Farm Bureau leaders will be back together again in Host Springs on July 19th and 20th. The annual Officers & Leaders conference will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center and will feature speakers, workshops, awards for outstanding Young Farmers & Ranchers and more. This is the full schedule of events.
Farmers and ranchers have dealt with numerous challenges and stresses this growing season. These challenges have the potential to significantly reduce a producer’s revenue. This document contains examples of potential profitability impacts.
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.