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Glen Chase

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Senior Business Writer

Senior Business Writer

Recent Stories by Glen Chase

Czechs in state on trade mission

posted: 03/27/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

A trade delegation from the Czech Republic learned Thursday that it has things in common with Arkansas businesses when it comes to export markets: complex paperwork and a changing labor force.

Board racing to implement grain law

posted: 03/25/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Plant Board is scrambling to adopt rules needed to implement a new state law requiring some businesses or people who buy or sell grain to obtain a state license and prove they have the financial ability to carry out such transactions.

Ward OK'd as state ag officer

posted: 03/21/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Wesley Ward of Lake City was set to become Arkansas' third agriculture secretary after Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed paperwork confirming Ward in the post Friday.

Anthem warns state on data breach

posted: 03/20/2015 1:58 a.m. Comments 2

Letters warning thousands of Arkansans to be on the lookout for identity or credit theft scams, the result of a data breach at insurer Anthem Inc., are now arriving in mailboxes.

Ag chief nominee backed by panel

posted: 03/18/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Wesley Ward of Lake City got a recommendation Tuesday from the state Agriculture Board's nominating committee to become Arkansas' next agriculture secretary.

Farmers pick substitute crops as state cotton acreage shrinks

posted: 03/15/2015 1:50 a.m. Comment 1

Cotton acreage is expected to shrink again in Arkansas in 2015, possibly by as much as 40 percent to around 200,000 acres.

Governor names pick for ag secretary

posted: 03/14/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson named attorney Wesley Ward of Lake City as his preference to become the state's third agriculture secretary, replacing Butch Calhoun, who left the post in December.

Fly Arkansas to lease LR airport space

posted: 03/11/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Fly Arkansas LLC, an aviation services company based in Mountain Home, is poised to lease nearly 56,000 square feet of space in the 406,000-square-foot property that once housed the former Hawker Beechcraft completion facility at the state's largest airport in Little Rock.

Farmers get more time to file data

posted: 03/08/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas farmers are taking advantage of an extended deadline to update yield histories and establish base acreage for their crops as new crop-loss rules set by the 2014 farm bill come into play.

Trustee: Turner Grain is hopeless

posted: 03/03/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

The trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court wants Turner Grain Merchandising Inc., the troubled Brinkley-based grain dealer, to liquidate its assets, rather than attempt to restructure, so it can repay its debts.


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