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Farm Bureau kicks off the farm meeting season

It’s January and instead of warming by the fire, it’s a good time to attend one of the annual farm and ranch meetings being held this time of year...
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Noble Foundation: Improve safety on the farm with preventative maintenance

My department’s responsibility is to maintain and repair more than 400 pieces of farm-related equipment, including utility ATVs, lawnmowers, tra...
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Opinion: What can you expect to happen in 2017 on Capitol Hill?

When President-elect Donald J. Trump is sworn in on Jan. 20, Republicans will control the White House and both chambers of Congress for the first time...
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Engenia herbicide from BASF now registered by EPA

BASF today announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of Engenia™ herbicide. Engenia herbicide controls more than 200 bro...
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Regional Conservation Partnership Program Awards Arkansas Three Projects, Over $8M Conservation Funds

Results are in for the very competitive FY 2017 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) application process, and Arkansas pulls in 3 differen...
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Mississippi: Programs help promote sustainable agriculture

Efforts are underway to inform producers about incentives to encourage sustainable agricultural practices on farms across Mississippi. Implementing su...
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What’s in store for the Trump Administration’s first 100 days?

President elect Donald Trump will be sworn in on Jan. 20th and take office with Republican majorities in both the House and the Senate. That should ma...
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Castro’s Death, Trump’s Ascension Muddy the Waters for Access to Cuban Rice Market

On Friday, longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro passed away at the age of 90 after governing the island for nearly 50 years before his brother, Raúl, o...
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Why politicians and pollsters need to spend more time in Rural America

Nov. 8 has come and gone and we have a new president-elect getting ready to take office on Jan. 20. But many Democrats are still doing some soul searc...
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Opinion: Trans-Pacific Partnership supporters have their work cut out for them

Most American farmers understand the importance of agricultural exports to their farming operations because overseas sales of commodities, food produc...