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Arkansas Congressional Delegation Urges Secretary Perry to Review Clean Line Project

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and ...
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Can we develop a new farm bill without regional divisions?

Philosopher George Santayana once said that, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Even though the last farm bill was s...
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President Trump Repeals Waters of the U.S. Rule Pork Producers Applaud

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds an executive order issued today by President Trump that begins the process of rescinding or rewrit...
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Third Generation Family Member Promoted to Oversee Sales Operations at Keith Smith Company

Keith Smith Company, the nation’s largest independent producer and provider of broiler hatching eggs to the poultry industry, has named Keith Smith...
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Monsanto Fund offers opportunities for local schools to grow STEM

The number of jobs with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is expected to grow significantly over the next ten years, acc...
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Monsanto marks substantial progress against sutainability goals in 2016 report

Monsanto Company today released its 2016 Sustainability Report, Growing Better Together. Highlights include Monsanto’s actions to help mitigate and ...
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Fewer grain dust explosions reported nationwide in 2016

The number of grain dust explosions in the United States fell to a 10-year low in 2016, but two of the incidents resulted in the first reported fatali...
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Boozman Named Chairman of Three Subcommittees in 115th Congress

U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) announced that he will serve as chairman of three key subcommittees which will enable him to be a strong voice for Arkan...
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Farm Bill process starts again: What could go wrong?

It doesn’t seem that journalists like me have had much time to “recover” from the “ups and downs” of what finally became the 2014 farm bill....
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Cotton Council: Demand Growth, China’s Reserve Auctions and Global Supply Response Hold Keys for the Coming Year

National Cotton Council economists point to a number of key questions that will shape the 2017 economic outlook for the U.S. cotton industry. In recen...