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Medical Pot Deadline Opens New Set of Challenges (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Medical Pot Deadline Opens New Set of Challenges (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Arkansas will get its first hint this week of just how large the state's medical marijuana industry will become with hundreds of applications expected to be delivered for those wanting to grow and sell the drug.
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Land O' Lakes Subsidiary Buys Armor Seed

Armor Seed LLC of Jonesboro, one of the largest regional seed providers in the country, has been acquired by Winfield United, a subsidiary of Land O' Lakes of Arden Hills, Minnesota.
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Tyson Foods Commits to Food Sustainability

Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes says his company's commitment to creating a sustainable food program can help create a healthier environment, a healthier workforce and healthier animals.
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20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

This is the ninth year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called the New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s. read more >

Arkansas Panel OKs Cutoff Date for Herbicide's Use Next Year

Arkansas regulators gave initial approval Thursday to banning an herbicide for part of next year after the weed killer prompted complaints here and in several other states from farmers who say it's drifting onto their crops and causing significant damage. read more >

Del Monte Foods Sells Sager Creek, Siloam Springs Plant Closes

Del Monte Foods Inc. of San Francisco sells its Sager Creek vegetable business to McCall Farms Inc. of Effingham, South Carolina, and that the sale will result in the closure of a production facility in Siloam Springs. read more >

Report: County Commission in Kansas Rescinds $500M Pledge for Tyson Foods Plant

Tyson Foods' plans for a $320 million poultry processing plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas, have hit a snag. read more >

Competing Net Metering Proposals Filed With PSC

Two subgroups of a panel formed to make recommendations on the future of solar energy development in Arkansas have presented competing proposals to the state PSC, which has been studying net metering. read more >

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced appointments to boards and commissions. read more >

Even as Irma Loses Punch, Farmers Race the Wind

Less than two weeks after facing the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, DeWitt farmer Tom Jacobs was back in his corn and rice fields Monday and Tuesday, racing the winds and rain stirred by what's left of Hurricane Irma. read more >

Brandon Kemp Accepts Interim Position at A-State (Movers & Shakers)

Brandon Kemp has been named interim associate dean of the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and will lead the engineering programs for the 2017-18 academic year. read more >

First Pentecostal Church of Bryant Sold for $3.3M

A church, residential property and rural acreage in Saline County combine with a Lonoke County farm for a six-pack of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions. read more >

Terracon's David Hopkins Sets Sites on Solar

David Hopkins has almost 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and marketing, most recently as the senior principal/office manager at Terracon Consultants Inc. read more >

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