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Glen Chase

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Senior Business Writer

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News in brief: Memphis fish cafe plans outlet in LR

posted: 08/11/2015 2:23 a.m. Comment 1

The owners of the Memphis area-based Soul Fish Cafe chain said they're opening a store on Little Rock's Main Street because they feel the area is poised for a growth spurt.

State ag chief goes far afield for trade

posted: 08/10/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Since taking over as the state's agriculture secretary in March, Wes Ward has devoted much of his time to looking for ways to expand foreign markets for Arkansas-produced crops.

Cuba ripe for rice sales, governor says

posted: 08/08/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas needs to do what it can to position itself to export goods such as rice and poultry to Cuba as Congress debates whether to end a 50-year-old trade embargo with the island nation, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday.

LR Main Street Lofts sees 3 file liens

posted: 08/04/2015 2:39 a.m. Comments 3

A contractor, material supplier and the design firm that worked on the Main Street Lofts project in downtown Little Rock have filed multiple liens seeking more than $1.4 million that has gone unpaid over the past 2 1/2 years.

News in brief: Tyson fills vacancy on board of directors

posted: 08/01/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Mikel Durham has been named to the Tyson Foods board of directors.

Metova to hire 100 more in Conway

posted: 07/31/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Metova Inc., the Tennessee-based mobile application software development company that opened an office in Conway in January, said Thursday that faster than expected growth means it will add more jobs at its Arkansas office.

’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.

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