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Glen Chase

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Senior Business Writer

Senior Business Writer

Recent Stories by Glen Chase

Beetle's presence impedes firewood

posted: 09/16/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Firewood customers are being urged to "buy it where they burn it" after the state Plant Board's decision to impose an emergency quarantine on the movement of all hardwood firewood after the emerald ash borer was detected in six south Arkansas counties.

Beer sales buzz at state retailers' growler stations

posted: 09/12/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Buying beer by the growler at retailers is proving a popular option in Arkansas with both stores and in-state breweries reporting brisk sales.

Cinema gets 2nd shot on alcohol

posted: 09/10/2014 2:29 a.m. Comments 4

A proposal to allow beer and wine sales at the Riverdale 10 Cinema in Little Rock will go before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board next week.

Soybeans, cotton set for record harvests

posted: 08/15/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' soybean and cotton yields are expected to set new records in 2014, despite a slow start from cool, wet spring weather.

In state, catfish farmers stock up

posted: 08/13/2014 2:28 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas catfish farms saw the number of large and medium food-size fish drop in the first half of 2014 even as the number of fry and fingerlings nearly doubled.

Forester: Beetle spotted in state

posted: 08/07/2014 2:41 a.m. Discuss

The emerald ash borer, an Asian beetle whose larvae feeds on ash trees, has been found for the first time in insect traps in five south Arkansas counties, the state Agriculture Board learned Wednesday.

Monticello to get wood-pellet plant

posted: 07/31/2014 2:47 a.m. Discuss

A Texas company announced plans Wednesday to build a $90 million wood-pellet plant in Monticello that it said will add 52 jobs to the community's labor force.

Southwest Time Record changes mean 37 layoffs

posted: 07/31/2014 2:43 a.m. Discuss

The Southwest Times Record will lay off 37 people as it shifts its printing and mailroom operations from Fort Smith and Van Buren to facilities in Springdale and Lowell owned by Stephens Media LLC and WEHCO Media Inc. of Little Rock.

Rice, soybeans are farmers' picks

posted: 07/01/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas row-crop farmers planted more rice, soybeans and cotton this year, shifting away from corn as they dealt with frequent rains and cool temperatures during spring planting.

State seals its lips on oil carrying rail cars

posted: 06/18/2014 5:23 a.m. Comments 14

Arkansas has joined the list of states that have agreed to keep private the information supplied by railroads that ship volatile Bakken crude oil through the state in rail tank cars.


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