UA system signs second largest solar agreement among public universities

BY: - May 17, 2023

Scenic Hill Solar and the University of Arkansas System have signed one of the largest solar power agreements among public higher education institutions in the country. The deal will result in nearly $150 million in cost savings for the UA system over 25 years while also providing solar industry educational and training programs, according to […]

Photo of pigs in a feedlot to illustrate story about USDA grants to small meatpacking operations.

USDA gives $73 million to create, expand smaller livestock processors

BY: - November 2, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its first grant awards on Wednesday — totaling about $73 million — to increase the processing capacity of smaller, independent meatpackers in 16 states. They range from a $292,000 grant to provide independent Montana farmers with a USDA-inspected meat processing facility — which is required to sell the products […]