Tagged: rick crawford

Rick Crawford 'Very Encouraged' After Cuba Trip

by Alexis Hosticka 4/13/2016 10:21 am

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., talks to Arkansas Business about opportunities he sees for trade with Cuba, where he spent four days last week.

Exception to Road Rule Helps Northeast Arkansas Get I-555

by George Jared 3/12/2016 12:27 pm

It has taken more than four decades, but northeast Arkansas finally has an interstate. "This will significantly impact the economy in this part of the state," Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department district 10 Engineer Walter McMillan said.

Crawford: Cuban Market Could Boost Arkansas, But Leaders Must Act Fast

by George Jared 2/7/2016 12:42 pm

Cuba's dependence on outside food sources could provide a $36 million annual boost to Arkansas' economy, particularly farmers in northeast Arkansas.

Marco Rubio Picks Up Endorsements from Arkansas Leaders

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/3/2016 6:53 am

Two Arkansas congressmen and the state's lieutenant governor backed Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, two days after former Gov. Mike Huckabee ended his White House bid.

State Rice Convention to Take Place in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2016 11:50 am

The Arkansas Rice Council and Arkansas Rice Farmers will hold their annual meeting and trade show Friday, Feb. 5, at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro beginning at 9 a.m.

Construction Could Start in 2017 on Wind Transmission Line

by Associated Press 12/21/2015 7:02 am

Officials with Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners say construction could begin in 2017 on a planned 700-mile transmission line to carry wind-generated electricity across Oklahoma and Arkansas into Tennessee.

In Arkansas, Candidates Prepare for End of Filing Period

by Associated Press 11/9/2015 11:47 am

Candidates for state and federal office are running out of time to make their candidacies official in Arkansas.

Hutchinson Calls on Congress to Allow Credit in Dealing with Cuba

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2015 3:22 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson continued his calls to further open Cuba to Arkansas businesses, urging Congress to allow "flexibility in credit extension" to the country as it re-establishes relations with the United States.

Arkansas, Arkansas State Get Grants to Study Terrorism

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 7:44 am

The University of Arkansas and Arkansas State have each been awarded U.S. Department of Justice grants for studies into homegrown terrorism.

9 Arkansas Colleges to Share $2M for Student Support

by Associated Press 7/22/2015 11:20 am

The Arkansas congressional delegation has announced that 9 colleges in the state will share $2 million for student support services programs.

12 Arkansas Airports Get $3M in Federal Money for Upgrades

by Associated Press 7/12/2015 1:30 pm

Twelve Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $3 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions.

5 Arkansas Airports to Share $1.8M Federal Grant

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 2:30 pm

Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation say five airports in the state will share $1.8 million in federal grants for airport upgrades and improvements.

Independence County Receives $1.25M Economic Grant

by Lance Turner 6/6/2015 3:02 pm

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has announced a $1.25 million grant to Independence County to be used for infrastructure improvements near a poultry feed mill.

11 Arkansas Airports to Get Money for Repairs, Upgrades

by Associated Press 6/3/2015 12:04 pm

Arkansas' congressional delegation has announced a total of $6.5 million in federal grants that will be shared by 11 Arkansas airports.

USDA Grants, Loan Announced for Northeast Arkansas Towns

by Associated Press 5/22/2015 7:47 am

Arkansas' U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Rep. Rick Crawford have announced two U.S. Department of Agriculture grants and one loan to three communities in northeast Arkansas.

Cuba Attitude Shift Holds Promise For Arkansas Rice and Poultry Farmers

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Tangible progress under the Obama administration is opening the door for the United States and Cuba to normalize relations. If Congress votes to lift the trade ban, few industrial sectors stand to gain as much as agriculture in general and Arkansas rice and poultry farmers in particular.

Members of Arkansas Congressional Delegation Seek Rice Sales to Iraq

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 3:11 pm

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have joined colleagues from other states in urging Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage Iraq to purchase more American-produced rice.

Hill, Westerman Prevail in 2nd, 4th Congressional Districts

by Associated Press 11/4/2014 10:19 pm

Republican businessman French Hill has been elected to a U.S. House seat representing the Little Rock area and other parts of central Arkansas, and Republican state Rep. Bruce Westerman has won a U.S. House seat representing south Arkansas.

Three Candidates Debate for East Arkansas House Seat

by Associated Press 10/17/2014 3:44 pm

The Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Rick Crawford said Friday that the congressman should not have voted against a bill that would have directed billions of dollars to help improve veterans care and cut down on long wait times, saying the money addressed shortcomings at Veterans Administration hospitals.

Stalled Asian Trade Deal Could Impact Arkansas Crops

by Rick Fahr 8/25/2014 12:00 am

There is nothing simple about international trade agreements, and Arkansas farmers, ranchers and loggers have found themselves caught in the middle of tense talks as U.S. officials try to finalize a huge deal in Asia.