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Glen Chase

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Senior Business Writer

Senior Business Writer

Recent Stories by Glen Chase

’15 rain takes toll on wheat crop

posted: 07/29/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Worries about low-commodity prices last fall combined with a wet start to 2015 took a toll on Arkansas’ wheat crop just a year after farmers set a record for average per-acre yields.

Act aims to raise farmers' fuel bar

posted: 07/25/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford wants farmers to be able to store as much as 10,000 gallons of fuel above ground before being required to comply with a federal rule regulating when agricultural operations must have spill response plans and containment dikes around storage tanks.

U.S. rice industry: Speed China pact

posted: 07/16/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

U.S. rice farmers, processors and merchants are calling on federal trade negotiators to cut the final deal needed to allow U.S.-grown rice to be sold in China.

20 counties still await USDA's disaster label

posted: 07/11/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Nearly half the counties named in letters from Gov. Asa Hutchinson seeking help for farmers with flooded fields and lost crops failed to make the cut when federal officials issued a presidential disaster declaration June 26.

Business news in brief: Siloam Springs hospital names new CEO

posted: 07/03/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Siloam Springs Regional Hospital has named Patrick Kerrwood its new chief executive officer. He starts July 13.

State's milo acreage nearly triples

posted: 07/01/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Wet weather in May and June combined with uncertain commodity prices helped push Arkansas farmers away from planting cotton and corn, but the same two factors contributed to an almost threefold amount of grain sorghum planted in the state compared with a year ago.

News in brief: Aerojet Rocketdyne to expand in state

posted: 06/23/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday that it will expand its facility in Calhoun County at the Highland Industrial Park near Camden, adding 85 jobs.

State business news in brief: Howell, Saatchi CEO since '10, to retire

posted: 06/23/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Dina Howell is retiring as chief executive officer of Saatchi & Saatchi X, a Springdale-based shopper marketing company.

State a bioindustry hive, report says

posted: 06/19/2015 2:06 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas is among the states listed as having the highest concentrations of jobs in industries that produce bioproducts -- goods made with plant-based chemicals, plastic and other materials -- according to a report released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

News in brief: Plant Board panel to study grain rules

posted: 06/16/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

A subcommittee of the Arkansas Plant Board will get its first opportunity to discuss the latest draft of proposed regulations on how people and businesses buy and sell grain in Arkansas when it meets July 6.

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