Agriculture Archive

US Farmers Store Record Soybean Crop Amid China Dispute

by Associated Press 11/27/2018 11:12 am

American farmers still working to get out their remaining soybeans after a weather-plagued harvest season are struggling to figure out what to do with a record crop now their traditionally dominant export market is largely closed.

Arkansas Business Concludes 2018 Executive Leadership Academy, Sets 2019 Dates

by Chris Bahn 11/26/2018 12:52 pm

Leaders from a mix of business, nonprofit and policy sectors concluded the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy on Oct. 26.

Farm Land Values Rise in Arkansas, U.S.

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2018 12:00 am

The average value of farm real estate in Arkansas rose 2.2 percent this year compared with 2017, to $3,250 per acre, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

A Decade After Recession, Arkansas Timber Industry Reborn

by Jan Cottingham 11/26/2018 12:00 am

The timber industry, the biggest employer in south Arkansas, has recovered in the decade since the Great Recession. That doesn't mean it will ever be the same.

NWA Population Tide Pours Into Bedroom Communities

by Marty Cook 11/26/2018 12:00 am

Towns off the beaten path add people and tax dollars with easier travel and housing.

Cammie Hambrice Sells Magnolia's Central Smell of Success

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2018 12:00 am

Cammie Hambrice, the Magnolia economic developer, touts the region's low-cost living even as she wishes her town had a four-lane highway.

Mission of New Program at SAU: Incubating Poultry Managers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/26/2018 12:00 am

A $100K grant and new facilities at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia offer a workforce pipeline for a big Arkansas industry.

'Hey Boss — You're Fired!' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 11/26/2018 12:00 am

The fired boss is more and more left out of the loop, not consulted, worked around and occasionally even publicly challenged by his direct reports. And the worst part is, the more he is ignored by the organization that reports to him, the more he grasps for control.

Ghidotti, Rev365 Put Riceland on Holiday List

by Kyle Massey 11/26/2018 12:00 am

Riceland has big name recognition in Arkansas, a state that truly qualifies as America's rice land, but the company is hoping to raise its profile elsewhere.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2018 02:17 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announces appointments to boards and commissions.

State Denies Permit to Arkansas Hog Farm Near Buffalo River

by Associated Press 11/21/2018 06:40 am

An Arkansas environmental regulatory agency denied a permit for a hog farm Monday because of concerns that pig waste might be contaminating the nearby Buffalo River.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Convention Set for Nov. 28-30

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2018 10:28 am

The Arkansas Farm Bureau's 84th annual convention will be held Nov. 28-30 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

Fed Report: Farm Income on the Decline

by Associated Press 11/19/2018 07:06 am

A report by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank says farm income is continuing to decline within its district.

Tontitown Vet Supplier Sues After Warehouse Sale Falls Through

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2018 12:00 am

The owner of a Tontitown veterinarian supply company has filed suit in Washington County Circuit Court in an attempt to force the completion of a commercial property purchase.

Tyson Foods' 4Q Profit Beats Expectations, But Revenue Misses

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2018 09:57 am

Record beef income helped push Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale to fiscal fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts' expectations, but revenue for the publicly traded meat processor fell short.

Woosley, Fink Honored for Lifetime Achievement at CFO of the Year

by Gwen Moritz 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Chief financial officers were also recognized in five categories at the luncheon, held Wednesday at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

Central Arkansas Water Increases Its Holdings in Lake Maumelle Watershed

by George Waldon 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Central Arkansas Water is winding down its property acquisitions, $36 million in purchases made to protect Lake Maumelle as a prime source of drinking water.

U.S. Energy Spending Declines in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2018 12:00 am

In 2016, U.S. energy expenditures fell for the fifth straight year to $1 trillion, a 9 percent decline in real terms compared with 2015.

The Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs (Heather Albright and Matt De Luca Commentary)

by Heather Albright and Matt De Luca 11/12/2018 12:00 am

The path is being paved for the next generation of female CEOs, but the decision to start your own company can still be difficult.

PSC's Donna Gray Sheds Light on Consumer Credits

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Donna Gray, the executive director of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, looks at utility regulation in a quickly evolving 21st century.