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Glen Chase

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Senior Business Writer

Senior Business Writer

Recent Stories by Glen Chase

State farmers study: Profit or herbicides?

posted: 05/24/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

A growing number of Arkansas row crop farmers are taking a fresh look at conventional varieties of corn and soybeans rather than genetically modified seeds able to resist herbicides used to combat weeds.

Belly-up Turner Grain to liquidate

posted: 05/15/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday granted a motion to liquidate the assets of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. rather than have a receiver attempt to restructure its debt so it can repay creditors.

State gets licensing for dealers in grains

updated: 05/13/2015 4:01 a.m. Comment 1

The state Plant Board on Wednesday approved an emergency rule needed to begin licensing the people and companies who buy and sell grain in the state, but delayed action on record-keeping requirements until a consensus can be reached among regulators, farmers, dealers and others in the industry.

State's licensing of grain dealers nearing fast

updated: 05/12/2015 3:37 a.m. Comment 1

The state Plant Board on Wednesday will consider rules needed to issue licenses to anyone who buys and sells grain in Arkansas under a new state law passed in the aftermath of the failure of Brinkley-based Turner Grain Merchandising Inc.

State catfish farmers hope comeback near

posted: 05/10/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' catfish farmers are seeing higher prices and lower feed costs this spring, giving producers hope that years of industry declines are nearing an end.

FBI to state: Beware agri-tech spies

posted: 05/07/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

An FBI investigator cautioned the Arkansas Agriculture Board on Wednesday that the state's agriculture industry needs to do more to protect proprietary trade secrets from foreign industrial spies.

Group: Change rules on rabbits

posted: 05/06/2015 2:17 a.m. Comment 1

A Los Angeles-based animal welfare group Tuesday called on federal agriculture officials to require that rabbits get the same humane slaughter rules used for cattle and other livestock after the group released an undercover video taken at a processing plant in Rogers late last year.

Act ends tax on some nonresidents' planes

posted: 05/04/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Keith Rose of Rose Aircraft Services Inc. in Mena estimates that an outdated state law that required nonresident aircraft owners to pay sales taxes if they transfer ownership of a plane in Arkansas has cost his company as many as a dozen contracts a year to repair and refurbish business and commercial aircraft.

In next dry days, farmers rush to plant

updated: 04/29/2015 4:13 a.m. Discuss

A wet spring is once again slowing Arkansas' planting season, with row-crop farmers taking advantage of every dry opportunity to hit the fields.

State's rice, proximity called ideal for Cuba

posted: 04/27/2015 1:54 a.m. Comment 1

To Carl Brothers of Stuttgart-based Riceland Foods Inc., Cuba is perfectly situated to take advantage of U.S.-grown rice rather than having it shipped thousands of miles from Asian nations such as Vietnam.

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