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State ag agency revamp scuttled

Support lacking in 2 House votes

The attempt to reorganize the state Department of Agriculture is dead for this legislative session, state Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward said Friday.

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House rejects changes to agriculture agency

The state House of Representatives on Friday defeated the governor’s effort to overhaul the state Department of Agriculture about 18 hours after an email blitz by Arkansas Farm Bureau stating its opposition to the bill.

Chinese company buys site in Little Rock for its clothing factory

Billed last fall as the first Chinese company to manufacture clothing in the United States, Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Co. will put its operations on Fourche Dam Pike in Little Rock.

Agriculture agency's redo advances

A House committee on Wednesday approved a bill revamping the 12-year-old state Department of Agriculture.

Turner official cleared, attorney says

No criminal charges will be filed against at least one of the officials with a grain company that went bankrupt nearly 2½ years ago, costing farmers millions of dollars in grain sales, the attorney for one of the businessmen said.

Member defends position on board

Monsanto agent seeks to hold seat

Jammy Turner, a member of the state Plant Board, doesn't consider himself a full-time farmer but believes he is qualified for the particular position he holds.

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Forest, poultry, rice pros inducted to hall

Untimely deaths in the family, a sudden illness, and a good intuition for the future of Arkansas agriculture played roles in the lives of the five newest members of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Ag-revamp bill riles 2 on Arkansas Plant Board

Draft legislation revamping the state Department of Agriculture and the Plant Board is aimed at efficiency, according to its sponsor, but detractors say the proposal is rooted in the building of political power.

Deltic names Enlow as CEO

4Q profit $3.1M; finance chief out

Deltic Timber Corp. said Monday it has hired a new president and chief executive officer and fired its chief financial officer, while also announcing a $3.1 million profit for the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Little Rock tech park sets 5 new tenants

City directors release $1.4M as project readies for Phase 2

Five more companies will be among the Little Rock Technology Park tenants when it opens March 1, the park's executive director, Brent Birch, announced Tuesday.

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