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Arkansas Farmers Have More Corn on Their Plate

Arkansas Farmers Have More Corn on Their Plate

Restaurants & Food

Kernel Corn has overtaken King Cotton as Arkansas’ third most popular crop by land use, and the state now has more acres producing corn than it has had at almost any time in the past 70 years. read more >

AcreTrader Investors Pool Cash to Buy Farmland

AcreTrader Investors Pool Cash to Buy Farmland

Technology & TelecomCover Story

Since launching in 2019, Fayetteville farmland investing service AcreTrader has placed “well over” $100 million into more than 60 farms in a dozen states, according to Founder and CEO Carter Malloy. read more >

Global Connect Poised to Widen Job Pipeline

Global Connect Poised to Widen Job Pipeline

Legal

The core mission of Arkansas Global Connect is to provide American employers with an efficient pipeline of reliable seasonal workers from abroad and to open a door of economic opportunity for job seekers. read more >

New Lonoke School’s Goal? Keeping Talent on the Farm

New Lonoke School’s Goal? Keeping Talent on the Farm

Health CareTransportationCover Story

The Lonoke Business Academy-Carver Campus, which will see its first students in a few weeks, aims to retain agricultural talent in the rural community and neighboring areas by offering hands-on career learning opportunities to teenagers. read more >

Timber! Record Lumber Prices Fall Back to Earth

Timber! Record Lumber Prices Fall Back to Earth

Cover Story

The lumber industry appears to be settling into a new normal after a frenetic spring that saw lumber prices surge to an all-time high — so high that executives were often at a loss for words to explain it. read more >

The 2021 20 In Their 20's: The Future Looks Bright

The 2021 20 In Their 20's: The Future Looks Bright

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

From Jonesboro to Little Rock to Bentonville to Prescott, bright young talent spans our state. For the 12th year, Arkansas Business is proud to introduce 20 of the freshest faces in business and community service. read more >

EVs Await Chargers; Retailers Await EVs

EVs Await Chargers; Retailers Await EVs

Technology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

Before gas-station owners invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in charging stations, they need to know there are enough electric cars to make it pay off. But before car buyers pick an electric vehicle, they want to be sure they’ll find enough places to recharge. read more >

Summit Draws Near With CenterPoint Deal

Summit Draws Near With CenterPoint Deal

TransportationCover Story

Denver-based Summit Utilities is acquiring $2.15 billion worth of CenterPoint Energy’s assets, including a vast underground natural gas infrastructure in Arkansas and Oklahoma. read more >

Restaurants Aim at Being Green

Restaurants Aim at Being Green

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

The Green Restaurant Certification Program, if implemented, would encourage efforts by restaurants and other food-service providers to operate sustainably. read more >

Arkansas Ranks 42nd in Recycling

Arkansas Ranks 42nd in Recycling

Arkansas ranks 42nd in the United States in the rate at which it recycles the most commonly used containers and packaging materials, according to a recent report. read more >

Chinese Plans in Arkansas Face Scrutiny

Chinese Plans in Arkansas Face Scrutiny

Technology & TelecomTransportation

China remains a viable market for investment in and trade with Arkansas, including the state’s farmers, despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, trade officials say. read more >

To Keep Job Surge, Newport Keeps Tax

To Keep Job Surge, Newport Keeps Tax

Business ListCover Story

For the past 20 years, a half-cent for every buck spent in Newport has pumped millions of dollars into local economic development, helping to stem an exodus and turn Jackson County into a commuter destination for 3,000 incoming workers per day. read more >