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Andrew Grobmyer

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Big Farm Subsidies Surge Is Crisis-Driven, Industry Says

Trade war repercussions with China and Trump administration spending to keep farmers solvent in a commodities price crash propelled federal farm subsidy payments in Arkansas to a record $828 million in 2019. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Government & Politics / Tourism

Land Deal Off, UA Looks to Replace Cash

With the collapse of a $16.5 million land sale that drew opposition from Arkansas legislators, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is searching for ways to replace the lost revenue. read more >
Wes Ward, Arkansas Department of Agriculture
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Farming Industry Hopes Trade War Is Ebbing

Cautious optimism comes after moves made to normalize trade relations with China. read more >
Sherwin-Williams Paints store at 11825 Maumelle Blvd.
Business Services / Health Care / Retail

Recent Real Estate Deals Total $2M

The $905,000 sale of a Sherwin-Williams Paints store in North Little Rock led the most recent round of real estate transactions. read more >
Shandong Ruyi Technology Group  of China is converting Forrest City’s old Sanyo TV plant, covering 1.4 million SF, into a cotton yarn mill. The factory will have the capacity to consume the state’s entire annual cotton crop.
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How Chinese Textiles Filled Sanyo’s Old Role as Forrest City HeroLock Icon

Forrest City was seeking a suitor for a massive shuttered factory. Shandong Ruyi Technology Group of China was looking for the right spot for its first U.S. facility, a vast yarn factory capable of consuming Arkansas’ entire annual cotton crop. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

In Praise Of Pragmatism (Editorial)

Radical ideology rarely has anything of value to offer businesspeople. So the first few days of President Donald Trump’s administration have rattled the agriculture industry in Arkansas. read more >
Agriculture experts see a coming together of many different technological advances that will apply to the farming industry.
Agriculture & Poultry / Media & Marketing / Transportation

Farmers’ Use Of Drones Up In The Air

In the ongoing conflict between conventional agriculture and emerging technologies, some innovations are finding favor while others confront hurdles. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

Row Crop Harvests Yield Record Numbers In Historic Year

The 2014 Arkansas row-crop harvest was a historic one in more ways than one. The state’s farmers planted more rice acres than ever, and the rice, corn, cotton and soybean yields were the highest on record. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance

Crop Prices Create New Lending Landscape

Starting in July, soybean contracts started downward, hovering between $9.60 and $10 per bushel for the rest of the year. Bumper crops certainly depressed prices and uncertainties tied to federal farm bill legislation didn’t help either. read more >
Maintenance at Bearskin Farms, one of many state operations using enhanced, on-site grain storage to improve marketing positions.
Agriculture & Poultry / Media & Marketing

Commodity Markets, Marketing Measures Take Leap Forward

When those in the agriculture industry speak of “marketing”, they aren’t referring to computer-generated geckos hawking insurance or bikini-clad models posing with a low-calorie beer. They mean using information, technology and infrastructure to ultimately make their operation as profitable as possible. read more >
Andrew Grobmyer
Agriculture & Poultry

Exec Q&A: Andrew Grobmyer of the Arkansas Ag Council on Cuba, Farm Bill and Immigration

Andrew Grobmyer, executive vice president of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas, recently spent an hour discussing issues facing the state’s agriculture industry, from the 2014 Farm Bill to how immigration reform is important to the state’s farmers. read more >