Agriculture Archive

Asa Hutchinson Heads to Cuba on Trade Mission

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 06:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants Arkansas to be in a position to take advantage if the United States' embargo with Cuba is lifted — as he heads a trade mission to the country this week.

Arkansas Rice Depot, Arkansas Foodbank to Merge

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 04:31 pm

The Arkansas Foodbank and the Arkansas Rice Depot said Friday that both organizations' boards of directors have voted to merge the nonprofts effective Jan. 1.

Boone County Officials Say 2 Charged with Cattle Rustling

by Associated Press 9/24/2015 06:51 am

Boone County officials say two men are charged with felony theft of property after 50 head of cattle were taken from a number of farms and sold at auctions in Arkansas and Missouri.

Fed Report Shows Jonesboro Employment Growth Outpacing Others

by Alexis Hosticka 9/23/2015 10:02 am

Employment growth in Jonesboro has exceeded the nation's growth for the ninth consecutive quarter, according to an August survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2015 08:56 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the appointments the state boards and commissions.

State Fairs Won't Press Broiler Industry's Bird Flu Luck

by Associated Press 9/21/2015 07:08 am

To try to keep bird flu at arm's length, a number of states are barring or limiting poultry shows and public sales, including those at state fairs in September and October.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 11:41 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Friday announced the 57 new members of its Leadership Arkansas Class X.

In Corn-Growing States, Tall Crops Pose Seasonal Road Hazard

by Associated Press 9/17/2015 12:50 pm

The broad leaves and thick stalks can stand up to 12 feet high, forming a wall of foliage that turns rural roads into long, narrow corridors of nothing but corn.

Agriculture Secretary Announces Goal for Cutting Food Waste

by Associated Press 9/17/2015 12:48 pm

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a goal Wednesday to cut the amount of food that Americans waste by 50 percent by 2030.

Tyson to Add Workers, New Lines at Iowa Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 01:21 pm

Springdale-based Tyson Foods announced Wednesday that its beef and pork subsidiary, Tyson Fresh meats, would add roughly 60 workers and new lines of pork chops and roasts at its plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2015 04:19 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments.

Horse Industry Worries About Plans to Curb Casino Subsidies

by Associated Press 9/10/2015 01:39 pm

Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long suffering-industry.

From Eggs to Trees, USDA Promotional Programs Controversial

by Associated Press 9/10/2015 01:37 pm

While the idea is simple — an industry-wide promotional campaign at no cost to the government — promotional campaigns overseen by the Agriculture Department have often generated controversy, been misunderstood and at times have operated with little oversight.

Allport Farmland, Saline County Properties Make Up Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Farmland in Lonoke County, a neighborhood retail center in Bryant and an urgent care project in Benton provide the triple bill for this week's seven-digit deals.

Planning Key For Passing On Illiquid Assets

by Marty Cook 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Estate planning may be a simple, two-page will and testament that specifies who gets the savings account balance and the 2005 Toyota Camry. The deceased's assets can range from cash to shares of stock to rental houses to acres of land.

Tyson Pledges $50M to Help End Hunger

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/3/2015 08:56 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is pledging $50 million in cash and in-kind donations over the next five years in the fight against hunger, after donating 100 million pounds of food over the past 15 years.

Beige Book Indicates Economic Growth in St. Louis District

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2015 02:04 pm

Economic activity in the St. Louis District has continued to increase at a moderate pace since the previous "Beige Book" in July and year-over-year home sales in June increased 7 percent in Little Rock.