Tagged: arkansas farm bureau

Arkansas Lawmakers Advance Plan to Save Medicaid Expansion

by Associated Press 4/20/2016 6:58 am

Arkansas lawmakers broke a stalemate over the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion Tuesday after Democrats acceded to an unusual plan that'll require them to initially vote to end the subsidized health insurance for thousands of poor people.

Boozman Says He Wants Changes in Pacific Trade Deal

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/30/2016 11:05 am

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman says he wants to see changes made to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, expressing concerns about the trade deal days after his Democratic challenger announced his opposition.

Darci Vetter Pushing Trans-Pacific Partnership at Farm Policy Summit

by Alexis Hosticka 3/29/2016 9:24 am

Ambassador Darci Vetter, who speaks at this weeks' Farm Policy Summit, talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and how she thinks it will benefit Arkansas.

Promotions Lead to Adjustments at Farm Bureau (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Warren Carter has been promoted to executive vice president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau in Little Rock, replacing the retiring Rodney Baker and setting off a chain of other management changes.

Hunter Finds JTS; Veach Selected as SFBLIC President, Chairman (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Danita Hunter has been hired as a commercial account manager by JTS Financial of Little Rock. Formerly employed by BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Hunter has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry on both the human resources and broker/agency sides.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Agriculture & Timber

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An agriculture and timber resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Sets Policy Summit for Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2016 11:19 am

The Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation on Friday announced the Farm Policy Summit, which takes place March 29-30 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.

Drones: Farmers’ Eyes Take To Arkansas Skies

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Drones have the potential to revolutionize agriculture in Arkansas, but the nature of that revolution remains unclear, farmers and those who work with them say.

Randy Veach Elected President, Chairman of Southern FB Life Insurance Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2016 4:05 pm

Randy Veach of Manila has been selected as president and chairman of the board of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Appoints New Executive VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2016 7:34 am

Warren Carter, a 28-year employee of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, has been named as the organization’s executive vice president, replacing Rodney Baker, who recently retired.

Farm Bureau Recognizes Newport Couple with Achievement Award (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Derek and Shannon Haigwood of Newport recently received the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2015 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award.

Agriculture Hall of Fame to Induct 6 New Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2016 9:37 am

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame will induct six new members at a March 4 luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock, the Arkansas Farm Bureau announced Wednesday.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Re-Elects Veach, Hillman to Top Spots

by Associated Press 12/7/2015 7:11 am

Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach and Vice President Rich Hillman have both been re-elected to their posts.

Asa Hutchinson Talks Importance of Agriculture, Relations with Cuba

by Alexis Hosticka 12/3/2015 3:40 pm

Having grown up the son of a farmer, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he understands the importance of agriculture in the state, calling it part of "who we are" and noting that one in six Arkansas jobs are related to the industry.

Veach: Arkansas Agriculture Industry Works to Maintain, Expand Trade

by Alexis Hosticka 12/3/2015 10:51 am

Arkansas agriculture is a $20 billion industry and 30 percent of the state’s commodities are exported, according to Randy Veach, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau. Veach spoke about trade issues and Arkansas’ international relations during a session at the organization’s 81st annual meeting, which is taking place through Friday in Little Rock.

Mark Lambert Hired at Arkansas Farm Bureau (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Mark Lambert has been hired as assistant director of commodity activities and economics in the commodity and regulatory affairs department of the Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Since 1987, the Hall of Fame has recognized a total of 148 Arkansans who are contributing or have contributed significantly to the agriculture industry in Arkansas.

Rob Anderson Joins Arkansas Farm Bureau as PR Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Rob Anderson, formerly the director of content strategy for three years at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods in Little Rock, has been hired as director of public relations at Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Leslie Rutledge Launches Metal Theft Initiative

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/10/2015 7:33 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge launched an initiative Thursday to deter Arkansas' persistent problem of metal theft through increased training and tracking.

California Poultry Law Causes Interstate Push And Pull

by Rick Fahr 6/1/2015 12:00 am

To a contract poultry grower in Arkansas or a pork grower in Iowa, cage sizes and living conditions may seem normal and acceptable for animals raised only for their protein, but European regulators or animal rights activists may have a different view.