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Agriculture Agencies Distributing Draft Grain Buyer Legislation

by Lee Hogan 11/6/2014 11:02 am

State agriculture agencies are floating draft legislation that would require grain buyers to be licensed in the state before conducting business.

Turner Grain Collapse Prompts Legislation

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2014 2:00 pm

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is working on legislation to prevent companies like Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley from suffering similar collapses that cost farmers millions of dollars.

Arkansas Agriculture Official Announces Retirement

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2014 3:18 pm

The Arkansas Agriculture Department has announced the retirement of Secretary of Agriculture Butch Calhoun. Calhoun's retirement becomes effective Dec. 31.

USDA Agrees To Extension for Farmers Affected by Turner Grain

by Lee Hogan 9/8/2014 12:51 pm

The U.S. Agriculture Department announced last week it will grant an extension for Arkansas farmers, affected by Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley, paying back USDA loans.

Turner Grain's Jason Coleman Hires Attorney

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

It looks like the defendants of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley will begin to mount their defense.

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

by Lee Hogan 9/3/2014 12:08 pm

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.

Video: Turner Grain Paid Farmer for Wheat But Not Corn

by Lance Turner 8/27/2014 10:09 am

Arkansas Business news partner THV 11 News takes a look at the still-unfolding Turner Grain Merchandising situation, talking to one farmer who says he's owed money by Turner for corn the company purchased.

Butch Calhoun Requests Assistance for Turner Grain Farmers

by Lee Hogan 8/26/2014 11:58 am

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Butch Calhoun has requested assistance from his national counterpart, Tom Vilsack, for Arkansas farmers and others in nearby states affected by the unraveling of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley.

Arkansas Grown Push Aims to Connect Farmers, Buyers

by Lee Hogan 4/3/2014 11:08 am

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is working to bring more attention to its Arkansas Grown program in an effort to connect local farmers with consumers.

Board Recognizes Arkansas as Peanut-Producing State

by Associated Press 3/24/2014 5:10 pm

The National Peanut Board announces that Arkansas has been designated a primary peanut-producing state and will be granted membership on the U.S. board.

ASU Prepares for 20th Agribusiness Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2014 10:30 am

Arkansas State University is preparing for its 20th Agribusiness Conference, which this year includes presentations by Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Butch Calhoun, agricultural economist David Kohl and J.B. Penn, chief economist for Deere and Co.

Arkansas Farmers Face New Challenges with Climate Change

by Jan Cottingham 3/18/2013 12:00 am

While the U.S. Department of Agriculture warns of "overall detrimental effects" stemming from climate change by the middle of this century, some farmers reject that cause, saying when it comes to the weather, all bets are off.