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Columbia County's unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) dropped to 9.0 percent in May from 9.5 percent in April, according to a preliminary county-by-county report released last week by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services.

Egg production in Arkansas totaled 313 million eggs during May 2020, up 3 percent from the previous month and up 2 percent from May 2019.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey catfish operations nationwide to provide an up-to-date measure of U.S. catfish inventories and water acreage used for production.

The effect of COVID-19 on Arkansas’ unemployment rate in April varied by county, but also turned the typical rural versus urban unemployment rate trend on its head, according to a study released by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

One Columbia County retailer has applied for a "change of manager" permit before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board the week ending May 1, according to the ABC website.

The Corporate Assembly of Norsk Hydro ASA resolved at its recent meeting to elect Rune Bjerke as new member of the Board of Directors, with effect from June 17, 2020, for a period of up to two years.

The Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation has declared a quarterly dividend of 97 cents per share on the company’s common stock, payable June 30 to shareholders of May 29.

Commercial Metals Company, in conjunction with its third quarter earnings release for fiscal 2020, invites the public to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18.

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 5.0 percent in March (revised up from the preliminary March estimate of 4.8 percent) to 10.2 percent in April, according to a report released by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services.

Arkansas is the 9th leading producer of timber in the United States, harvesting more than 24 million tons per year of timber worth an estimated $445 million to landowners.

Animal scientists at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have demonstrated that replacing crude proteins in hog diets with feed grade amino acids can reduce the carbon footprint of swine production.

Beef and pork processing rebounded last week after dropping sharply, while wholesale beef prices continued rocketing to new record highs, according to an analysis done by John Anderson.

The Board of Directors of Tyson Foods, Inc., has declared a quarterly dividend of 43 cents per share on Class A common stock and 37.8 cents per share on Class B common stock, payable on September 15 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 1.