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Glen Chase

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Senior Business Writer

Senior Business Writer

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Agriculture service chief: Foreign deals need fast-track rule

posted: 02/24/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service on Monday said it is critical for Congress to grant the Obama administration fast-track authority to negotiate foreign trade deals.

Breweries becoming toast of town

posted: 02/15/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Sometime this summer, beer aficionados in central Arkansas will be able to pick from nine different breweries, micro-breweries and taprooms as the state capital catches up with a national obsession with craft beers.

Panelists: Farmers still have influence

posted: 02/12/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

U.S. agriculture needs to build more coalitions as it works to influence national politics on issues such as the farm bill even as the number of farms and farmers continues to shrink, panelists told a conference on the business of agriculture Wednesday.

Agriculture panel submits 2 nominations for secretary

posted: 02/05/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Agriculture Board voted Wednesday to nominate two people as candidates for the state's next agriculture secretary.

Growers, customers talk turkey

posted: 02/04/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

For Yell County farmer Chuck McCool, the biggest problem he and other growers deal with isn't marketing their products, but knowing who to talk to at harvest time.

3 tech firms, 140 jobs head to Conway

posted: 01/30/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- Three technology firms plan to hire 140 workers and invest nearly $2.5 million to open offices in downtown Conway.

State jobless rate falls again, hits 5.7%

posted: 01/28/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Unemployment in Arkansas fell to 5.7 percent in December -- marking the fourth-straight month of declines, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

4 state projects get share of conservation funding

posted: 01/17/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Four new conservation partnerships in Arkansas are taking advantage of a new federal program that will provide millions of dollars for watershedwide approaches to improve water quality and wildlife habitat.

State's soybean yield a record in '14

posted: 01/14/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas soybean growers set records in 2014, producing 160.5 million bushels even as many row-crop farmers dealt with a rain-delayed planting followed by a cool summer and more wet weather as they closed in on harvest time.

LR inventor's hitch extends out to trailer

posted: 12/28/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

For Mike Rebick, getting a patent for a unique way to hitch a trailer to a pickup or car was just the first step.

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