Tagged: U.s. Department Of Agriculture

Stone Bank Sued Over Farm Loans

Stone Bank Sued Over Farm Loans

WhispersBanking & FinanceLegal

A Boone County farmer has sued Stone Bank of Mountain View, its president, its former president and a former loan officer in a wide-ranging complaint that includes allegations of fraud in its government-backed farm loan program and pressure to pay kickbacks to the loan officer. read more >

Home Solar Gets Lender

Home Solar Gets Lender

WhispersBanking & Finance

Loanpal made headlines last month with its plan for a 100-employee operation in Bentonville, but the sustainable home improvement lender’s arrival is a “big deal” for a reason nobody reported at the time. read more >

Arkansas Cattlemen Refuse to Run With The Herd

Arkansas Cattlemen Refuse to Run With The Herd

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

The cattle ranching industry may undergo some changes in the turbulent wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the changes may not include the one cattlemen fear the most: loss of independence. read more >

All in the Family: 4 Sisters Accused of $11.5M Fraud

All in the Family: 4 Sisters Accused of $11.5M Fraud

LegalCover Story

A federal grand jury in Arkansas has charged the sisters, who are all in their 70s, with cheating the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of millions of dollars intended for minority farmers who had suffered discrimination in USDA programs. read more >