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Derek Haigwood

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 >
Derek Haigwood
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Whirlwind or Reward, Candidate’s Trade Stance Important for FarmersLock Icon

Arkansas Business reported last week on what investment professionals thought the presidential election could mean for the markets, so Whispers thought to ask a farmer the same question. read more >
Audrey House, the owner of Chateau Aux Arc in Altus and chairwoman of the state’s Wine Producers Council.
Agriculture & Poultry / Energy / Health Care / Manufacturing / Restaurants & Food / Tourism

Arkansas Farmers Cope With COVID-19

Arkansas agriculture producers expected to see a nice recovery in 2020 after a bruising trade war with China, but the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the agricultural business model. read more >
Rusty Smith, who farms near Cotton Plant, says market uncertainty has made it hard to book a soybean crop for delivery.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Investments / Manufacturing / Transportation

Trump’s Tariff War with China Hits Arkansas Farmers HardLock Icon

President Trump's trade war with China is creating casualties in Arkansas. Soybean farmers have seen their exports to China plummet as prices have dropped 15%. read more >
Brad Doyle of Weiner says farmers don’t want a handout; they want a fair price, which they say they can’t get amid the China trade war.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Arkansas Soybean Farmers Take Trade War LossesLock Icon

Derek Haigwood said no agriculture sector has suffered more than soybeans from the current tariff trade war between the United States and China. read more >
Arkansas Farm Bureau president Randy Veach (left) presents the 2015 Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award to Shannon and Derek Haigwood of Newport with vice president Rich Hillman.
Agriculture & Poultry

Farm Bureau Recognizes Newport Couple with Achievement Award (Movers & Shakers)

Derek and Shannon Haigwood of Newport recently received the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2015 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. read more >