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Arkansas Launches Farmer-Veteran Initiative

Arkansas Launches Farmer-Veteran Initiative
Gov. Asa Hutchinson joins Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward (center) and Arkansas Veterans Affairs Director Matt Snead to unveil the logo for the new Homegrown by Heroes Arkansas Grown program in the state Capitol rotunda.

The "Homegrown by Heroes Arkansas Grown" program merges the national Homegrown by Heroes program, started in Kentucky, with the Arkansas Grown initiative, which promotes Arkansas farmers and growers and their products.
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Asa Hutchinson Signs Agreement with Vietnam Province

Arkansas has signed an agreement with a Vietnamese province that is aimed at boosting trade between the two regions.
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Tyson Foods to Hire 90, Spend $8M to Expand Kentucky Plant

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says its poultry plant in Robards, Kentucky, will hire 90 additional workers as the meat processor spends more than $8 million to install a new freezer and work stations.
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