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Glen Chase

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Senior Business Writer

Senior Business Writer

Recent Stories by Glen Chase

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.

Senator pushes credit for Cuba

posted: 04/23/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Cuba would be able to use credit to buy U.S. agricultural products such as rice and chicken under legislation introduced Wednesday by U.S. Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.

Businesses reassess role after development pick

posted: 04/18/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' business leaders are beginning to sort out what role the private sector will play in future economic development after Gov. Asa Hutchinson called on the nonprofit Arkansas Economic Development Foundation to expand its place in attracting new business.

Farmers facing money erosion

updated: 04/12/2015 2:57 a.m. Comment 1

Two years of lower commodity prices, combined with uncertainties about new federal crop insurance programs, are making 2015 a tough year for row crop farmers to secure operating loans.

Export banker: We help little guy

posted: 04/08/2015 2:06 a.m. Comments 3

Small companies such as Power Technology Inc., an Arkansas-based maker of lasers used in analytical devices, often need help when it comes to entering new export markets.

2 tout global market for state goods

posted: 04/03/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas businesses interested in exporting their products should look to growing energy, transportation and telecommunication needs of developing countries, the director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency said Tuesday.

Soybeans up, cotton waning, U.S. predicts

posted: 04/01/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' soybean acreage is expected to rise by 6 percent to 3.45 million acres in 2015 as row-crop farmers work to respond to ever-changing commodity prices.

Farmers see milo demand growing

posted: 03/31/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas row crop farmers are likely to add grain sorghum acreage this spring as they try to deal with harvest-time price shifts for other commodities including corn, cotton and soybeans.

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.


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