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Arkansas Competing for 2 USDA Offices, 700 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/13/2019 4:27 pm

Arkansas is one of 35 states still being considered as a potential new home for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service office and National Institute of Food & Agriculture office. Both are moving from Washington, D.C.

Clifford Thornton Returns to Arkansas with Role at USDA (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Clifford Thornton was recently named assistant state conservationist for management and strategy for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Little Rock.

OK Foods Puts Illinois Supplier On Ice

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith has sued its dry ice supplier for allegedly ruining more than 300,000 pounds of its poultry product.

Professors Researching Corn Seed Proteins Get $48K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2018 12:24 pm

Daniel Berleant and Phil Williams, who work in the Department of Information Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, have received $48,167 from the USDA to study how proteins accumulate in corn seeds.

Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center Gets $7.4M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2017 11:04 am

The Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center will receive $7.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Agricultural Research Service.

In Praise Of Pragmatism (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/30/2017 12:00 am

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.

McLarty Capital Partners, USDA Launch Private Investment Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 9:19 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has partnered with McLarty Capital Partners of Little Rock to launch a private investment fund the two groups said could inject $100 million in rural small businesses.

USDA Awards $481K to Arkansas Project to Recruit Farmers

by Associated Press 8/17/2016 12:34 pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded nearly a half million dollars to an east Arkansas project aimed at supporting new farmers and ranchers.

UAMS, Arkansas Children's Receive $1.4M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2016 10:21 am

Scientists at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have received a $1.4 million grant from the USDA to find out why obesity rates in Arkansas are among the worst in the nation, the organizations announced in a news release Wednesday.

UAMS Announces $1.6M in Grants From USDA

by Associated Press 5/25/2016 12:26 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says the U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $1.6 million in grants for simulation programs targeting improved health care in the Arkansas Delta.

Arkansas' Planted Cotton Acreage Sinks to Record Low

by Alexis Crowe 6/25/2015 11:06 am

Arkansas' cotton acres are expected to sink to below 200,000 acres due to weather delays and depressed prices. The previous record low is 310,000 acres, set in 2013.

USDA Says China Stopping Imports of Arkansas Fowl

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 7:20 am

Federal agriculture officials told members of Arkansas' congressional delegation Tuesday that China has stopped importing the state's poultry products.

Arkansas Farmers Harvest Record Soybean, Corn, Rice Crops

by Jan Cottingham 11/9/2012 4:27 pm

Despite summer's punishing drought, Arkansas farmers produced record crops of soybean and bumper crops of corn, rice and cotton, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Program to Keep Ducks From Gulf Oil Could Expand Habitat in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 7/28/2010 8:53 am

KUAR-FM, 89.1, reports on a federal program that aims to keep migratory birds away from the Gulf oil spill by expanding habitats in places like Arkansas. The benefit to Arkansas hunters is obvious.

Boomville: Vacation Tips on Taking Your Pets With You

by Karen Martin 7/1/2010 12:00 am

Sometimes you want to spend a night away from home in a pleasant and pampering guest lodging, but it can be a big hassle to find someone to take care of your dog while you’re gone. So why not take the dog?