Tagged: arkansas farm bureau

Exec Q&A: Randy Veach, Arkansas Farm Bureau President

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2014 12:00 am

Randy Veach is a third-generation farmer from the Lost Cane community (Mississippi County), where he grows cotton, rice, soybeans, wheat and corn on ground cleared by his grandfather and father. In addition to heading the state Farm Bureau, Veach is a board member of the American Farm Bureau.

Agricultural Tourism Growing in Arkansas

by Associated Press 8/18/2014 7:32 am

Agritourism is growing in Arkansas as more farm owners open their gates to tourists and form a spiderweb-like network among several state agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Speaking at Farm Bureau Forum, Tom Cotton Defends 'No' Vote On Farm Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/22/2014 3:59 pm

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.

Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor Among Candidates Addressing Farm Bureau

by Associated Press 4/22/2014 7:34 am

Candidates for Arkansas' top offices, including a hotly contested U.S. Senate race, are speaking to a group of farmers during a daylong forum.

UA Ag System Names Boardroom After Pete Welch

by Associated Press 4/1/2014 7:25 am

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has named its boardroom in honor of former Arkansas Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Ewell "Pete" Welch.

Faulkner, McLarty, Reed and Simmons Headed for UA Business Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2014 9:35 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas on Monday announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Tom Cotton Stands Out In Arkansas, Votes No On Farm Bill

by Associated Press 1/29/2014 5:07 pm

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton was the only member of Arkansas' House delegation to vote against a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill on Wednesday, prompting Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor to criticize his challenger as not representing the state's interests.

UA Business Hall of Fame 2014: Stanley E. Reed

by UA Business Hall of Fame 1/27/2014 12:00 am

In a life dedicated to his family and his farm, Stanley E. Reed also managed to serve his fellow farmers of Arkansas, his state, his country and the world. Many forces pulled at him — practicing law, public service — but the pull that always had a hold on him and the one that won out was the pull to be a dirt-under-his-fingernails farmer. Reed, who died July 15, 2011, became that while managing to also be much more.

Randy Veach Re-Elected as Arkansas Farm Bureau President

by Associated Press 12/7/2013 12:55 pm

The Arkansas Farm Bureau says Randy Veach has been re-elected as the organization's president and Rich Hillman re-elected as vice president.

Mike Beebe to Farm Bureau: 'Good People' Should Seek Office, Farmers Needed More Than Ever

by Associated Press 12/4/2013 3:19 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe says "good people" should run for elective office and that Arkansans should support them when they do.

Farm Bureau Firms Up Friendship With UA's Dale Bumpers College (Kudos)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2013 12:00 am

The Arkansas Farm Bureau is being recognized as a “Friend” of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In addition, Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Ewell Welch, who is retiring at the end of 2013, is receiving a Distinguished Service Award from the college.

Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

by Associated Press 10/24/2013 8:07 am

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is looking for nominations from the public for its class of 2013. The Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes Arkansans who have contributed significantly to agriculture, which is the state's largest industry. Since its first class was selected in 1987, a total of 136 men and women have been inducted.

Farm Bureau, Agricultural Council React to House Farm Bill Approval

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2013 7:35 am

Complete statements from the Arkansas Farm Bureau and the Agricultural Council of Arkansas on the U.S. House of Representatives' approval of a farm bill.

Arkansas Congressmen Back Scaled-Down Farm Bill

by Associated Press 7/12/2013 7:30 am

Arkansas' four Republican congressmen have voted for a scaled-down farm bill that doesn't address funding for food stamps. U.S. Reps. Tom Cotton, Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack on Thursday voted for the legislation.

Rodney Baker to Succeed Ewell Welch as EVP of Arkansas Farm Bureau

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2013 10:52 am

Rodney Baker, a 36-year employee of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, will become executive vice president of the organization when Ewell Welch retires on Nov. 1.

Arkansas Farmers Face New Challenges with Climate Change

by Jan Cottingham 3/18/2013 12:00 am

While the U.S. Department of Agriculture warns of "overall detrimental effects" stemming from climate change by the middle of this century, some farmers reject that cause, saying when it comes to the weather, all bets are off.

Dixie Montgomery Joins Arkansas Hospice (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Dixie Montgomery of Bryant has been named finance director at Arkansas Hospice. Montgomery, a certified public accountant, previously worked at Arvest Bank.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Re-Elects Randy Veach to 5th Term As President

by Associated Press 12/1/2012 9:27 am

Arkansas Farm Bureau members re-elect President Randy Veach of Manila to a fifth term as president of the private organization that advocates for farm families in the state.

Mike Beebe to Address Arkansas Farm Bureau Convention in Hot Springs

by Associated Press 11/28/2012 7:15 am

Gov. Mike Beebe is scheduled to address the Arkansas Farm Bureau at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Talk Planned on Non-Genetically Modified Soybeans

by Associated Press 11/5/2012 7:37 am

Two University of Arkansas economists who researched the market potential of non-genetically modified soybeans are to conduct a day of workshops at the Arkansas Farm Bureau.