Agriculture


Top Stockholders in Arkansas Buoyed by Runup in Markets

Top Stockholders in Arkansas Buoyed by Runup in Markets

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It's been almost two years since Arkansas Business listed the state's top stockholders based on the value of publicly disclosed stock. Since then, the Walton family's fortune — the part disclosed publicly — has increased by more than $20 billion. read more >

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

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The unemployment rates in most of Arkansas' metro areas continued to move downward or stay stable in June, with Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Texarkana seeing declines. read more >

Lonoke County Farmland, Conway Hardee's Lead Recent Seven-Digit Deals

Lonoke County Farmland, Conway Hardee's Lead Recent Seven-Digit Deals

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Farmland in south-central Lonoke County, a fast-food eatery in Conway, a mini-storage project in downtown Little Rock, a medical office building in west Little Rock and commercial sites in Benton form this week's list of million-dollar real estate transactions. read more >

Marijuana Cultivator Rising In Newport Adds Illinois Ally

Marijuana Cultivator Rising In Newport Adds Illinois Ally

Health CareLegalCover Story

Don Parker can tell you chapter and verse about how he'll grow medicinal marijuana at a $9 million, 35,000-SF cultivation facility his company is building in Newport. But ask where he'll get his first plant or seed, and he goes quiet for a beat. read more >

Elaine Massacre Memorial Set for Unveiling

Elaine Massacre Memorial Set for Unveiling

LegalCover Story

A three-day period of killing in the Arkansas Delta a century ago will be commemorated with the Elaine Massacre Memorial, to be dedicated across the street from the Phillips County Courthouse in Helena on Sept. 29. read more >

Arkansas Floods Force New Look at Old Levees

Arkansas Floods Force New Look at Old Levees

TransportationCover Story

The historic spring flooding in Arkansas caused at least $100 million in damage. Now comes the re-evaluation of Arkansas' long-neglected levee system, which will surely seek to address at least two big public policy questions: Who should be responsible for the levees? Who should pay for their maintenance? 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 >