Agriculture


Planes, Trains and Barges: Little Rock Port Authority Turns 60
A train car sits on a loading dock at the Little Rock Port Authority.

Planes, Trains and Barges: Little Rock Port Authority Turns 60

by Marty Cook – 4 days ago

Lance Fritz, the head of Union Pacific Railroad, said last week during a Q&A panel celebrating the Little Rock Port Authority's 60th anniversary that he had cautionary words for President Trump regarding the country's trade war with China.


Meat From A Lab? Startups Cook Up Alternative to Slaughter

Meat From A Lab? Startups Cook Up Alternative to Slaughter

Restaurants & Food

A growing number of startups are making cell-based or cultured meat. They want to offer an alternative to traditional meat production that they say is damaging the environment and causing unnecessary harm to animals, but they are far from becoming mainstream and face pushback from livestock producers. read more >

ASU's Burcham to Lead Rice Research Center

ASU's Burcham to Lead Rice Research Center

Restaurants & Food

In his new position as director of the Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center in Poinsett County, Tim Burcham wants to help improve production of Arkansas' top crop. He also gets to play in the dirt. read more >

About Time (Editorial)

About Time (Editorial)

Opinion

This spring's rain and flooding have already taken a heavy toll on the farming sector. The trade war with China is only adding to farmers' pain. And because the agriculture industry is Arkansas' No. 1 industry, that pain can quickly be felt by other sectors of the state's economy. read more >

A Breath of Fresh Air (Editorial)

A Breath of Fresh Air (Editorial)

Banking & FinanceOpinion

An eternal battle over hog waste and the Buffalo does no one any good, and the long-term cost could easily be more than the $6.2 million price of settling the dispute. read more >

Asian Nations Scramble to Contain Pig Disease Outbreaks

Asian Nations Scramble to Contain Pig Disease Outbreaks

Restaurants & Food

Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control. read more >

Lawyer: Ignoring NLRB Action Risks Lawsuits, Investigation

Lawyer: Ignoring NLRB Action Risks Lawsuits, Investigation

LegalTransportation

Private-sector employers in Arkansas need to be aware of what the National Labor Relations Board is doing, because not knowing exposes them to litigation from employees or former employees and to costly disruptions that can come from NLRB investigations. read more >