The Great American Beer Festival Competition in Denver will have seven Arkansas and five Oklahoma breweries in competition with about 1,550 others across the nation Sept. 23-26.
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Fall greens — mustard, turnips and collards — can be a profitable alternative for small farmers once they identify markets and have dependable labor available, said Henry English, director, Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Many farmers do some kind of deep tillage periodically, especially in the fall, said Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Farmers should consider using conservation EQIP matching funds to partially finance their deep tillage operations, he said.
Economic development officials in Jefferson County hope the third time is the charm as new owners are expected to take over the former Horizon Foods/Summit Poultry plant on West Second Avenue.
The Pine Bluff unemployment rate was 10.1 percent in July, the highest among cities in Arkansas, according to information released by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
Experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are forecasting unusually dense insect and pest populations in crops across the state this year, due primarily to widespread flooding in the spring and early summer and subsequent late-season planting.
Editor’s Note: “The Economic Development Side” originally appears in the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce’s weekly member e-newsletter. It is written by Rhonda Dishner, the Economic Development Alliance’s executive assistant.
Tuesday Morning employees are to move from its current location in Jefferson Square Shopping Center at 2801 S. Olive St. to a larger space in the shopping center.
With 95 percent of the world’s 7 billion people living outside of the United States, businesses that export products and technology have more growth potential than those that only sell stateside, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
At an office in the bustling garment district of downtown Los Angeles, Carnita Nicole Whimper, a 2010 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, finds fulfillment in a career in corporate fashion.