Agriculture

Faulkner County's Sallis Ranch Gives Sanctuary to Horses in Need

Faulkner County's Sallis Ranch Gives Sanctuary to Horses in Need

Greg Sallis has been rescuing horses from bad situations for 30 years. After nursing them back to health, he would train them and resell them to recoup some of his out-of-pocket costs.
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Receiver Says Mixed Ownerships Complicating Turner Grain Case

Bankruptcy attorney Kevin Keech of North Little Rock, who has been acting as receiver for Turner Grain, has asked a judge for more power to investigate at least eight of Turner's related companies.
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Sierra Fowler Named Interim Executive Director at Farm & Food Innovation Center

The Farm & Food Innovation Center Inc. of North Little Rock has named Sierra Fowler as its interim executive director.
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No Daily Report, Morning Report or E-newsletters on Thursday, Friday

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report, Morning Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. read more >

NWA's 'Vendorville' Lets Down Guard as Millennials Blend In

Cameron Smith, whose efforts to place women on corporate boards of directors was the subject of a front-page story last week, says it's not always easy persuading denizens of New York and Silicon Valley to move to Vendorville, the Bentonville-Rogers-Springdale-Fayetteville metroplex that's home to 1,390 suppliers to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. read more >

Evaluating New Minimum Wage's Effects (Michael Pakko Commentary)

With the passage of ballot initiative No. 4, the minimum wage in Arkansas will increase in three steps to $8.50 per hour in 2017, $1.25 above the current federal minimum, making Arkansas one of many states to increase the minimum wage above the federally mandated level. read more >

Heavy Rains May Hike Arkansas Winter Cattle Costs

Agriculture officials say heavy rains that have fallen this year may have driven up production costs for Arkansas cattle farmers this winter. read more >

DRA Investing $3.7M in Delta Projects

The DRA estimates the eight Arkansas investments can help create and retain 1,050 local jobs for local residents. The projects include water and sewer improvements for the Big River Steel project in Osceola. read more >

Tyson CEO Donnie Smith: Hillshire Opens Door to More Growth

Donnie Smith, CEO and president of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, said Wednesday that it's an exciting time to be in the food business, especially as the company moves forward after its $8.55 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Inc. of Chicago. read more >

Tyson Foods Posts Record Quarterly Sales

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports a 47 percent decline in quarterly net income on record sales of $10.1 billion as the meat processor continues to integrate the biggest acquisition of its history, Hillshire Brands Inc. of Chicago. read more >

Johnelle Hunt on Shifting Gears After Trucking To Reach Pinnacle

Arkansas Business talks with Johnelle Hunt, who, along with her late husband, J.B., founded J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell. read more >

Tyson Family Stock Nears $3 Billion; Waltons No. 1 On Top Stockholders List

The second-wealthiest family in northwest Arkansas, the Tysons, saw their stock holdings increase by nearly $1 billion over the past year — an increase of more than 40 percent. read more >

Cameron Smith & Associates' Mission To Put More Women in Public Company Boardrooms

Diversity on corporate boards has been an issue for years. Most companies recognize that having directors from varied backgrounds isn't simply a theoretical matter of equity; it's a matter of performance. Cameron Smith wants to use the contacts built up over 20 years of helping to put women on corporate boards. And women — particularly in Arkansas — could use his help. read more >

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