Agriculture Archive

Heifer International Announces East Africa Job Program

by Associated Press 8/8/2017 11:28 am

Heifer International announces a five-year program to help 25,000 people in east Africa start small businesses or find jobs in the agriculture industry.

Arkansas Farmers Optimistic Despite Floods

by Neal Embry, The Jonesboro Sun 8/7/2017 07:34 am

While spring floods left many rice farmers with fewer acres of rice than they originally planned, they're hopeful a rising market can offset at least some of the lost acreage.

Tyson Foods' 3Q Net Income Beats Expectations

by Lance Turner 8/7/2017 06:50 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports net income of $447 million, down 7.6 percent from $484 million in the same quarter last year.

Slimmed-Down Pulaski Tech Fits UA System

by Kyle Massey 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Pulaski Technical College had nearly 12,000 students in 2012 when Margaret A. Ellibee became its chief. Today it has about 6,000, and to Ellibee that's a good thing.

Maddison Stewart Joins Farm Bureau's Media Department (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Maddison Stewart has been hired as a social media specialist at Arkansas Farm Bureau, headquartered in Little Rock.

Tyson Foods Reorganizes Company Around Key Segments

by Lance Turner 8/2/2017 03:59 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, which earlier this year announced an overhaul of its leadership team, announces a new organizational structure around its key segments: beef, pork, chicken and prepared foods. The new org chart means two executives are leaving.

Tyson Foods Settles Lawsuit with Iowa Workers for $5.8M

by Associated Press 8/2/2017 06:58 am

Tyson Foods has settled a 10-year-old class-action lawsuit and will disburse nearly $6 million to more than 3,900 current and former employees of a pork plant in northwest Iowa.

Rick Cartwright Named Director of UA Extension Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2017 03:40 pm

Rick Cartwright has been named director of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, part of the the university system's Division of Agriculture.

US Should Do More, Not Less, to Push Exports to Cuba (Randy Veach Commentary)

by Randy Veach 8/1/2017 11:09 am

The Arkansas Farm Bureau believes a move to roll back relations with Cuba is a step in the wrong direction. "There is no better diplomacy than making food available to another country," Randy Veach writes.

Simmons Foods Eyes 78 New Jobs at Siloam Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 11:48 am

Simmons Foods Inc. on Monday marked the grand opening of its new 72,000-SF ingredient facility in Siloam Springs, a $30 million facility that the company expects will create 78 jobs.

Court Blocks Former Tyson Manager from Joining Pilgrim's Pride

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

A Washington County Circuit Court judge has blocked a former Tyson Foods Inc. plant manager from continuing to work for a competitor.

Parks, Streams & Woods: 50 Years of Arkansas Tourism and the Ad Man Who Saw It All

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Shelby Woods with his marketing agency, Cranford Johnson Robinson & Woods, became the state's top tourism marketer, publishing the Arkansas Tour Guide for 50 years and helping rebrand Arkansas as a “Natural State” for visitors.

Startups and More Bubble Up from Governor's Cup

by Sam Hoisington 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Over nearly two decades of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition, just over $2 million in prize money has been given to teams of college students with entrepreneurship ideas deemed promising by competition judges.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

Turner Grain Owners Charged with Hot Check Felonies

by Mark Friedman 7/28/2017 03:17 pm

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. owners Jason Coleman and Dale Bartlett were charged Thursday with felonies in connection with hot checks. Coleman is facing six felony hot check counts and one felony count of theft of property by deception.

Judge Dismisses Tyson Shareholders Lawsuit

by Mark Friedman 7/28/2017 10:27 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas dismisses a shareholders lawsuit against Tyson Foods Inc. that sprang from allegations of a massive price-fixing conspiracy involving the Springdale meat producer and other companies.

OK Foods Names Randy Meyers COO

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2017 09:30 am

OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith names Randy Meyers to chief operating officer, a newly-created position that follows two acquistions the company has made over the last 18 months.

Cows Haven't Come Home Yet for Hiland's Carolyn Evans

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Carolyn Evans recently celebrated her 62nd anniversary at the company now known as Hiland Dairy in Little Rock.

As Marijuana Industry Beckons, Banks Just Say No

by Gwen Moritz 7/24/2017 12:00 am

On one side is a new industry desperately needing local banking services. On the other side are bankers salivating at potential deposits and fee revenue. Between them is a federal government that outlaws marijuana.

Lindsey Triplett Moves to Farm Credit of Western Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Lindsey Triplett has been hired as a communications specialist at Farm Credit of Western Arkansas in Russellville.