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Marco Rubio
Government & Politics

Marco Rubio Picks Up Endorsements from Arkansas Leaders

Two Arkansas congressmen and the state's lieutenant governor backed Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, two days after former Gov. Mike Huckabee ended his White House bid. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

State Rice Convention to Take Place in Jonesboro

The Arkansas Rice Council and Arkansas Rice Farmers will hold their annual meeting and trade show Friday, Feb. 5, at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro beginning at 9 a.m. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Construction Could Start in 2017 on Wind Transmission Line

Officials with Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners say construction could begin in 2017 on a planned 700-mile transmission line to carry wind-generated electricity across Oklahoma and Arkansas into Tennessee. read more >
Mike Huckabee
Government & Politics

In Arkansas, Candidates Prepare for End of Filing Period

Candidates for state and federal office are running out of time to make their candidacies official in Arkansas. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Hutchinson Calls on Congress to Allow Credit in Dealing with Cuba

Gov. Asa Hutchinson continued his calls to further open Cuba to Arkansas businesses, urging Congress to allow "flexibility in credit extension" to the country as it re-establishes relations with the United States. read more >
U.S. Department of Justice
Education / Government & Politics

Arkansas, Arkansas State Get Grants to Study Terrorism

The University of Arkansas and Arkansas State have each been awarded U.S. Department of Justice grants for studies into homegrown terrorism. read more >
Education / Government & Politics

9 Arkansas Colleges to Share $2M for Student Support

The Arkansas congressional delegation has announced that 9 colleges in the state will share $2 million for student support services programs. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

12 Arkansas Airports Get $3M in Federal Money for Upgrades

Twelve Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $3 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

5 Arkansas Airports to Share $1.8M Federal Grant

Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation say five airports in the state will share $1.8 million in federal grants for airport upgrades and improvements. read more >
Independence County
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Independence County Receives $1.25M Economic Grant

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has announced a $1.25 million grant to Independence County to be used for infrastructure improvements near a poultry feed mill. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

11 Arkansas Airports to Get Money for Repairs, Upgrades

Arkansas' congressional delegation has announced a total of $6.5 million in federal grants that will be shared by 11 Arkansas airports. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

USDA Grants, Loan Announced for Northeast Arkansas Towns

Arkansas' U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Rep. Rick Crawford have announced two U.S. Department of Agriculture grants and one loan to three communities in northeast Arkansas. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Transportation

Cuba Attitude Shift Holds Promise For Arkansas Rice and Poultry Farmers

Tangible progress under the Obama administration is opening the door for the United States and Cuba to normalize relations. If Congress votes to lift the trade ban, few industrial sectors stand to gain as much as agriculture in general and Arkansas rice and poultry farmers in particular. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Members of Arkansas Congressional Delegation Seek Rice Sales to Iraq

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have joined colleagues from other states in urging Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage Iraq to purchase more American-produced rice. read more >
French Hill
Government & Politics

Hill, Westerman Prevail in 2nd, 4th Congressional Districts

Republican businessman French Hill has been elected to a U.S. House seat representing the Little Rock area and other parts of central Arkansas, and Republican state Rep. Bruce Westerman has won a U.S. House seat representing south Arkansas. read more >
Government & Politics

Three Candidates Debate for East Arkansas House Seat

The Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Rick Crawford said Friday that the congressman should not have voted against a bill that would have directed billions of dollars to help improve veterans care and cut down on long wait times, saying the money addressed shortcomings at Veterans Administration hospitals. read more >
James Lee Witt
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Peterson: Witt Assured of Agriculture Panel Spot

The top Democrat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday said former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt is assured a spot on the panel if he wins his bid for a south Arkansas congressional seat this fall. read more >
Rick Crawford
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Insurance

Farmers Dismayed As New Farm Bill Dumps Direct Payments

The threatened end of cash subsidies to the nation’s row crop farmers dates back through at least the last two iterations of national agriculture policy legislation. That threat became real, though, earlier this year when Congress passed the newest Farm Bill. read more >
 The Trans-Pacific Partnership has a chance to open large Asian markets to U.S. products, like rice, of which Arkansas is a leading producer.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Stalled Asian Trade Deal Could Impact Arkansas Crops

There is nothing simple about international trade agreements, and Arkansas farmers, ranchers and loggers have found themselves caught in the middle of tense talks as U.S. officials try to finalize a huge deal in Asia. read more >
Rick Crawford
Government & Politics

Rick Crawford Among 5 to Oppose VA Overhaul Measure

Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford was among five House members Wednesday to oppose a measure to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care, a vote that drew immediate criticism from his Democratic challenger. read more >