Officials Uncertain '91 Bill Would Have Helped in Turner Grain Case

by Lee Hogan  on Wednesday, Sep. 3, 2014 12:08 pm   4 min read

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Butch Calhoun and State Plant Board Director Darryl Little each told Arkansas Business they are not sure a grain dealer bill that started in the Arkansas Legislature in 1991 would have helped stop the Turner Grain fallout, had it become law. (Shutterstock)

Even if the 78th Arkansas General Assembly had passed a law in 1991 regulating grain dealers, some agriculture officials believe it wouldn't have prevented the losses threatened by the collapse of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley.

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