Agriculture

Pinnacle Foods to Add New Line, 25 Jobs at Fayetteville Site

Pinnacle Foods to Add New Line, 25 Jobs at Fayetteville Site

Pinnacle Foods Inc. plans to expand its food manufacturing plant in Fayetteville by adding a new brand line called EVOL.
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Port of Little Rock Seeks Room To Grow

The No. 1 goal for Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock, is to buy 1,500-2,000 acres with $10 million the port gets from a 1 percent sales tax approved in 2011.
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USDA Awards $481K to Arkansas Project to Recruit Farmers

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.
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Flooding in Arkansas, Louisiana Puts a Damper on US Rice Harvest

Heavy rain that brought record flooding to Louisiana recently has put a damper on the nation's harvest of rice, a food staple that usually likes water as it grows but can't be gathered by machine if fields are inundated. read more >

Seedlings to Sawmills: Forestry Is Key to Arkansas Economy (Commentary)

Arkansas forestry has a total economic impact of $3.2 billion annually, with wages averaging $49,000 per year. Of the forests covering more than 19 million acres of Arkansas, only 13 percent is owned by private industry. read more >

Agriculture School in Poinsett County Town Proposed

Weiner resident Greta Greeno has been leading the pitch to start a pilot School of Agriculture in the small Poinsett County town. read more >

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe. read more >

Tyson Foods Fined $263K After Amputation at Texas Plant

Federal inspectors have fined Tyson Foods more than $263,000 for safety violations at an East Texas poultry plant where a worker's finger was amputated when it became stuck in a conveyor belt. read more >

Donald Trump Names Leslie Rutledge, Others to Agriculture Panel

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has named Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to his newly created Agriculture Advisory Committee. read more >

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent. read more >

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. read more >

EDA Awards $1.4M in Grants to Northwest Arkansas

The Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce announces a trio of grants totaling $1.4 million to three recipients in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Cruelty at Tyson Foods Chicken Farms Prompts Firings, Change

An animal rights group has released an undercover video that shows Tyson Foods workers abusing and improperly killing chickens at various breeding facilities in Virginia. read more >

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