June, 2017  

Gov Hutchinson declares June Dairy Month in Arkansas, joined here by farmers and leaders in the dairy industry, Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward, and Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Tours NE Arkansas Flood Damage with Governor Hutchinson
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Forest industry leaders and supporters including Governor Hutchinson, Congressman Bruce Westerman, and State Forester Joe Fox celebrated the opening of the Caddo River Forest Products Mill in Glenwood.
Serbian guests from the Open World Leadership Center, the International Exchange Agency of the U.S. Legislative Branch, toured AAD Headquarters in May. 

Arkansas Ag Facts
Following National Beef Month in May, and celebrating Dairy Month in June, see Arkansas Beef highlights from the most recent census by the Arkansas Beef Council:  
  • More than 27,000 Arkansas farms raise cattle.
  • The annual value of receipts from the sale of cattle was approximately $533 million.

What is one way the AAD serves AR farmers and ranchers?

The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission regulates entry requirements for animals entering the state of Arkansas. A list of entry requirements for common animal species (chickens, turkeys, ratites, cattle, swine, dogs, cats, horses, pet birds, sheep, etc.) is available here:

AR Entry Requirements for Common Animal Species

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The Arkansas Agriculture Department is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation.

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