In Arkansas, Honey Producers Facing Challenges

In Arkansas, Honey Producers Facing Challenges

The unprecedented loss of honey bees has put a local industry and area families in jeopardy. The Coy family has been in the honey business since 1969. Next year, they'll be starting their fourth-generation beekeepers in a family business that is more sweet than sour.
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Egg-Producing Flock Destruction Continues

Mitchell Yancey, a contract egg farmer in Oklahoma, had his birds destroyed last week by contractors hired by the owner, Vital Farms of Austin, Texas.
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Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.
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McLarty Capital Partners, USDA Launch Private Investment Fund

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has partnered with McLarty Capital Partners of Little Rock to launch a private investment fund the two groups said could inject $100 million in rural small businesses.
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