Agriculture Archive

Abaca Prepares to Bank Marijuana Businesses, Customers

by Gwen Moritz 3/11/2019 12:00 am

A Little Rock company that originally planned to offer medical marijuana consumers a cashless method for filling their prescriptions has broadened its scope to include financing for marijuana-related businesses.

Marijuana Dispensary Trio Failed to Mention Family Tie

by Marty Cook 3/11/2019 12:00 am

A Mayflower family that failed to acknowledge their relationship is at the center of an investigation and a lawsuit over the granting of licenses for three medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas.

Medical Marijuana Put on Back Burner

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Impatient patients will have to wait at least until the end of April to buy legal medical marijuana in Arkansas.

From Potables to Pot, ABC Chief Doralee Chandler Stays Focused

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Doralee Chandler, the director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, says the “unknowns” in the state's new medical marijuana industry are challenging.

Marijuana Prices Range Widely in U.S.

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

The average price per ounce of high-quality marijuana in selected U.S. states, as of November 2018, varies widely, from $210.60 in Oregon to $600.70 in Washington, D.C.

Fay Jones School Adding Design Camps This Summer

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/4/2019 12:00 am

The Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design is adding three design camps this summer, with the goal of exposing even more children to careers in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.

US Economic Growth Slows to 2.6 Percent Rate in 4Q

by Associated Press 2/28/2019 11:05 am

The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of last year to an annual growth rate of 2.6 percent, the slowest pace since the beginning of 2018, as the government shutdown and other factors took a toll on growth. Economists believe growth has slowed even more in the current quarter.

Farm Loan Delinquencies Highest in 9 Years As Prices Slump

by Associated Press 2/28/2019 06:43 am

The nation's farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by President Donald Trump's tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in at least nine years.

Lawmakers Give Final OK to New Dicamba Cutoff Date

by Associated Press 2/26/2019 06:19 pm

Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to expanding the use of an herbicide the state had restricted in response to complaints that it drifted onto crops and caused widespread damage.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 01:59 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday announced the following appointments.

OK Foods Puts Illinois Supplier On Ice

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith has sued its dry ice supplier for allegedly ruining more than 300,000 pounds of its poultry product.

Presenting the 31st Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Population & Job Growth Shifts in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas exceeded population growth until about 2010.

As Prices Fall, Recyclers Add Clean to Being Green

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Recyclers doing business in Arkansas are educating customers, reworking contracts and focusing more on customer needs as the industry reels from low prices and the loss of a huge market.

Stephanie Shine Sheds Light on Employment Retention Strategies

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Stephanie Shine, the vice president for Robert Half Finance & Accounting, says soft skills are increasingly important for accounting professionals.

Arkansas Plant Board Approves Rules for Dicamba Use

by Associated Press 2/21/2019 06:47 am

An Arkansas panel has adopted a plan to allow restricted use of an herbicide banned in the wake of complaints that it drifted onto crops and caused damage.

Happy Egg Lays Claim to Recovered Hacker Money

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Happy Egg, the victim of an email spoofing scam, has filed claims with the federal government to recover any money seized from a bank account set up by the hacker.

Cottages at Otter Creek Collected in $5.7M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Apartments in west Little Rock, a future nursing home site in Benton, Faulkner County pastureland and a future car lot in Bryant form this week's quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Agribusiness Conference Offers Lay of Land for Agriculture

by Todd Traub 2/15/2019 12:01 pm

National, worldwide and political issues dominated the 25th Arkansas State Agribusiness Conference held on the Arkansas State University campus.

Former ASU Board Member, Foundation Establish New Endowment

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2019 04:33 pm

A former member of the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees has finished gifting $1 million to A-State on behalf of the Judd Hill Foundation Trust and committed another $1 million to support agricultural research.