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Glen Chase

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Senior Business Writer

Senior Business Writer

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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.

New grain-dealer rules shape up to track sales

updated: 06/13/2015 3:52 a.m. Discuss

The state Plant Board has released a new set of draft rules intended to regulate grain dealers in Arkansas to create a clear paper trail for agency auditors to track crops moving from a farmer's storage bins to a buyer.

Farm-disaster label sought in 37 counties

posted: 06/10/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday requesting that 37 counties be declared agricultural disaster areas so farmers and ranchers affected by flooding and poor spring weather can apply for low-interest emergency loans.

Planting window closes on wet fields

posted: 06/09/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

As floodwaters recede, farmers in the Arkansas River Valley must wait to see if their fields will dry out enough for them to plant or replant crops as the window of opportunity to get crops in the ground closes.

Warrant names former archivist

posted: 06/09/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County circuit judge Monday issued a bench warrant for John M. Rogers for not responding to an order to produce discovery requests and provide a list of assets as part of a civil suit filed by First Arkansas Bank and Trust of Jacksonville.

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