Agriculture Archive

Former Tyson Foods COO Buddy Wray Dies

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 03:10 pm

Donald E. "Buddy" Wray, who served in several executive positions over decades with Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, has died, according to statements from the company.

Saline County First in Arkansas Wildfires Last Year

by Associated Press 1/18/2016 06:30 am

Saline County ranked No. 1 with 76 fires, Grant County had 61 and Miller County had 46, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission Dispatch Center.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

Rachel Reginelli Joins Poultry Federation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Rachel Reginelli has been named business development director by The Poultry Federation, a tri-state trade association headquartered in Little Rock.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Appoints New Executive VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2016 07:34 am

Warren Carter, a 28-year employee of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, has been named as the organization's executive vice president, replacing Rodney Baker, who recently retired.

Simmons Foods Raises Pay at Production Sites

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2016 10:42 am

Simmons Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs announced it had raised pay for workers at its production facilities.

ASU Agribusiness Conference Set for February

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2016 01:25 pm

Arkansas State University's 22nd annual Agribusiness Conference on Feb. 10 will focus on the agricultural economy, environmental law and regulation, business transition planning, trade policy and the commodity market outlook.

State Rice Convention to Take Place in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2016 11:50 am

The Arkansas Rice Council and Arkansas Rice Farmers will hold their annual meeting and trade show Friday, Feb. 5, at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro beginning at 9 a.m.

2016: The Year of Oil (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/11/2016 12:00 am

For the new year, a confluence of oil-related realities suggests a pervasive impact on the economy in general, and consumer behavior in particular.

Farm Bureau Recognizes Newport Couple with Achievement Award (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Derek and Shannon Haigwood of Newport recently received the Arkansas Farm Bureau's 2015 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award.

Former Tyson Employee Sentenced to 28 Months Federal Prison

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2016 09:52 am

A former Tyson Foods Inc. employee, Brenda Blair, 48, of Gentry, was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release after waiving indictment and pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud.

Agriculture Hall of Fame to Induct 6 New Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2016 09:37 am

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame will induct six new members at a March 4 luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock, the Arkansas Farm Bureau announced Wednesday.

Conference to Focus on Investment in Delta

by Mark Carter 1/6/2016 09:13 am

The Delta Regional Authority is partnering with the White House Rural Council to host the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference Jan. 11-12 in West Memphis and Memphis.

2015: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/4/2016 12:00 am

This week, for the second time, Arkansas Business offers a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2015's “Executive Q&A” features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2016.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2015 07:59 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Friday, New Year's Day.

OK Foods Gives 40K Pounds of Chicken to Arkansas Foodbank

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/29/2015 07:58 am

The Arkansas Foodbank said this week that it received 40,000 pounds of chicken from OK Foods of Fort Smith.

Burgundy Book: Manufacturing Struggles, Retail Construction Strong

by Alexis Hosticka 12/22/2015 10:39 am

According to a November survey of business contacts, 48 percent expect that economic conditions in 2016 will be somewhat better than in 2015.

Sibling Land Dispute, Glasgow Discovery Drove Clicks in 2015

by Lance Turner 12/21/2015 12:01 am

A long-running sibling dispute involving the national president of Ducks Unlimited that culminated in a multimillion-dollar land sale was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2015.

Allens Inc. Cited by USDA for Unpaid Produce

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Bankrupt Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for failing to pay for $9.8 million worth of produce.

Arkansas Business Looks Back at Notable Deaths of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

John Paul Hammerschmidt, Buddy Sutton, Dick Bell, Jim Gaston, Bill Valentine and John Correnti were among the Arkansas political, business and sports leaders who died in 2015.