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USDA announces plans to purchase surplus catfish products

On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to purchase surplus catfish products for distribution to various food nu...
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Study shows foreign competitors increase investment in developing ag exports while U.S. lags behind

The latest analysis of foreign export promotion program investment shows that several competing countries and the European Union spent close to $1 bil...
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Governor Hutchinson Meets with Agriculture Industry Leaders: Hog Farm Permit Centered Discussion

Governor Hutchinson and Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward met with state agricultural leaders today at the Capitol to discuss the Regulation 5 p...
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Number and size measures for U.S. farms

As we begin a new year, we want to look at some of the organizational and other characteristics of production agriculture in the US. The data we are u...
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U.S. Ag Secretary Perdue visits Arkansas

Extension, research, and the land grant system as a whole are essential to keeping U.S. agriculture competitive globally, U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perd...
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Arkansas : Joint Ag Committee discusses fake rice, begins drafting resolution

Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified on behalf of the Arkansas rice industry before the Joint Senate and House Co...
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Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees Honored

Cotton Incorporated inducted the 2017 class of the Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame. The event took place in St. Petersburg, FL, as part of...
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Louisiana : LSU AgCenter retools international programs

The LSU AgCenter is retooling how it does international outreach, putting a greater focus on endeavors that aim to improve the Louisiana agriculture i...
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Rice : International Rice Leadership Class travels to Nicaragua and Colombia

Earlier this month, the 2017 International Rice Leadership Class visited several rice production operations, processing facilities, and public and pri...
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Tennessee : Tyson to build new plant create 1,500 jobs

Tyson Foods, Inc. has accepted the invitation of city, county and state leaders to build a new chicken production complex in the City of Humboldt, whi...