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Glen Chase

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Senior Business Writer

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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.

Sales-tax refund is suit aim by AT&T

posted: 06/12/2014 3:03 a.m. Comments 2

Two subsidiaries of AT&T Mobility LLC want the state to refund nearly $17 million they say is owed Arkansas customers after the cellular-phone companies collected unauthorized sales taxes for Internet access from 2005 into 2010.

Hotel, store plans pitched for LR site

posted: 06/05/2014 3:19 a.m. Discuss

A 4.9-acre parcel at University Avenue and 12th Street in Little Rock is being considered for a new five-story, 110-room hotel and a Murphy USA convenience store, according to applications pending before the Little Rock Planning Commission.

S. Africa firm buys PB mills, 8 others

posted: 06/05/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

An Atlanta company that wants to focus on paperboard packaging is selling its Arkansas operations as part of a $105 million deal involving nine U.S. plants that produce multilayer bags, one of which is in Pine Bluff, as well as a Pine Bluff kraft paper mill.

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