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Brian Fanney

Business Reporter

Recent Stories by Brian Fanney

5 Hall of Fame inductees drove state ag forward

posted: 03/02/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

To Butch Calhoun of Des Arc, the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame honors the people who have led the way in making the $20 billion industry what it is today, even as fewer people have direct ties to farming.

Farmers plant hopes for growth on co-op

posted: 03/01/2015 2:17 a.m. Comment 1

CEDARVILLE -- It took more than five years of farming before Jeremy Prater could pay himself a salary.

Commercial kitchen helps slice through red tape

posted: 03/01/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- A public kitchen in Fayetteville has allowed a group of food entrepreneurs to start businesses while spurring demand for a similar facility in central Arkansas.

Nutrition panel calls for eco-friendly diet

posted: 02/21/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Before eating steak, the nation's top nutrition panel is asking consumers to consider the environment.

ConAgra's new CEO faces label woes

posted: 02/14/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Building brands will be just one aspect of Sean Connolly’s new job when he takes over ConAgra Foods in April.

West Coast ports shut on weekend

posted: 02/10/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Chicken feet are stuck on shore and electronics are stranded at sea.

3 is a crowd on grain website

posted: 02/09/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Grainster, a Little Rock-based online marketplace for farmers and grain buyers, is kind of like a dating website for both parties, says Layne Fortenberry, the company's founder and chief executive.

Farms face spring safety-net decision

posted: 02/07/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

A year after the 2014 farm bill was signed into law, Arkansas farmers and producers are grappling with decisions that will affect their safety net for the next several years.

Tyson reports $310 million profit

posted: 01/31/2015 2 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods beat analysts' expectations for its first quarter and reiterated projections for a strong year.

Cheaper fuel cuts costs for farmers

posted: 01/30/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Falling energy prices mean tractors are cheaper to run, water is less expensive to pump and crops are more economical to ship.

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