Tagged: arkansas farm bureau

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.

Conway Startup Grainster's Boasts Wildly Optimistic Projections

by Mark Friedman 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Grainster, an online grain-trading business based in Conway, launched in August and has since made eye-popping claims of being a $200 million startup and having a potential valuation of $1 trillion in just 14 years.

5 to Be Inducted Into Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2015 10:42 am

Five Arkansans will be inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in a ceremony on March 6, the Arkansas Farm Bureau has announced.

Hutchinson Tax Cut Pitch Mirrors Beebe's (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/7/2014 1:58 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson's pitch to Arkansas farmers on why they should support his $100 million tax cut proposal was a simple one: I've stood with you on your tax exemptions, so help me in passing a reduction that will go even further.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Re-Elects Randy Veach as President

by Associated Press 12/5/2014 2:27 pm

Arkansas Farm Bureau members have re-elected Randy Veach as president and Rich Hillman as vice president. Members also re-elected five board members and selected two new board members on Friday, the final day of the organization's annual convention in Hot Springs.

Asa Hutchinson Asks Farmers to Support $100M Tax Cut

by Associated Press 12/3/2014 5:50 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson is asking Arkansas' largest farming advocacy group to support his proposal to cut income taxes for the middle class by $100 million.

Arkansas' 'Miracle Bean,' the Soybean, Used for Variety of Purposes

by Associated Press 12/1/2014 8:22 am

While soy products available in local stores has increased, the soybean has long been known as the "miracle bean" for its vast uses in everything from livestock feed and biodiesel to candles and plastics.

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.