Agriculture


China to Lift Punitive Tariffs on US Soybeans, Pork

China to Lift Punitive Tariffs on US Soybeans, Pork
1 week ago

China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations.


Stephens Group Invests in Revolution Plastics

Stephens Group Invests in Revolution Plastics

Technology & Telecom

The Stephens Group LLC of Little Rock acquires "a significant minority interest" in Revolution Plastics of Little Rock, which makes sustainable plastic products for agricultural, consumer and industrial markets. read more >

Bridging Arkansas' Digital Divide (John Fletcher Commentary)

Bridging Arkansas' Digital Divide (John Fletcher Commentary)

LegalTechnology & TelecomOpinion

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund could represent the best chance over the next decade to narrow the digital divide for many rural communities. While much work remains to finalize the fund, the FCC's proposal outlines a framework that will likely define federal broadband policy for rural America over the next decade. read more >

Historic Helena District Chosen as Home for Delta Dirt Distillery

Historic Helena District Chosen as Home for Delta Dirt Distillery

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

Led by Harvey Williams Jr. and his wife, Donna, Delta Dirt Distillery will begin producing vodka, gin, cordials and more in the coming weeks. Their son, Thomas, will oversee the production of spirits made with corn, wheat, rye and sweet potatoes grown on the family farm. Tours and a tasting room with a full-service bar are on tap. read more >

The Long Game (Editorial)

The Long Game (Editorial)

TransportationOpinion

Billions of dollars in government aid to farmers may soften these initial blows, but the longer that the U.S.-China trade war continues, the greater will be the damage to American agriculture — and Arkansas farmers. read more >

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

Arkansas Business' 2019 CFO of the Year finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award winners will be recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. read more >

Timber Industry Slowdown May Signal Recession

Timber Industry Slowdown May Signal Recession

The country may be headed for another recession, timber industry experts told Arkansas Business last week after Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, announced an indefinite suspension of operations at its El Dorado sawmill. read more >

Chain Testing Meat Substitute In Bentonville

Chain Testing Meat Substitute In Bentonville

Restaurants & Food

A restaurant named Beef ‘O' Brady's is probably not the first place that comes to mind for those seeking plant-based burgers, but the co-owner of the chain's Bentonville location says his version of the “Impossible Burger” has been warmly received. read more >