Agriculture Archive

Arkansas Sees 2.2% Rise in State Personal Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Average state personal income in the U.S. grew 2.6 percent in 2013, a decline from the 4.2 percent of 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Prairie Wings Hunting Property Brings In High Price

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2014 12:00 am

A well-known hunting property in east Arkansas attracted a $13.1 million sale.

Farmland Produces $1.8M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/7/2014 12:00 am

More than 800 acres in east Pulaski County tipped the scales at $1.87 million. A media office project in west Little Rock weighed in at $1.65 million. And the sale of a 23.4-acre mini-storage development in south Pulaski County changed hands in a $1.2 million sale.

More Arkansas Rice, Cotton, Soybeans, Sorghum Expected

by Associated Press 4/6/2014 04:28 pm

The National Agricultural Statistics Service is predicting more acres of rice, cotton, sorghum and soybeans planted in Arkansas this year with fewer acres dedicated to corn and winter wheat.

UPDATE: Canadian Firm Buys Two Arkansas Lumber Companies

by Jan Cottingham 4/4/2014 10:55 am

Canadian firm West Fraser Timber has bought two Arkansas sawmill and lumber manufacturing operations: Travis Lumber Co. of Mansfield and Bibler Brothers Lumber of Russellville.

US Employers Add 192k Jobs; Rate Stays at 6.7 Percent

by Associated Press 4/4/2014 08:50 am

U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth.

Arkansas Grown Push Aims to Connect Farmers, Buyers

by Lee Hogan 4/3/2014 11:08 am

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is working to bring more attention to its Arkansas Grown program in an effort to connect local farmers with consumers.

UA Ag System Names Boardroom After Pete Welch

by Associated Press 4/1/2014 07:25 am

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has named its boardroom in honor of former Arkansas Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Ewell "Pete" Welch.

Jo Luck at Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday

by Lee Hogan 3/31/2014 09:10 am

Jo Luck, the former president and CEO of Heifer International, will be the featured speaker at the Dale and Betty Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series this week.

Flashbacks of Arkansas Business' First 30 Years (Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/31/2014 12:00 am

To celebrate Arkansas Business' 30th anniversary, the staff decided to pull out and reprint some of the stories that we felt were the most important, the most interesting and the most fun. Arkansas Business is still reporting on the state economic scene with business executives as its readership, sticking to its mission of providing the revealing, memorable and important business news available in Arkansas.

Sam's Show: The Spectacle of Wal-Mart's 1988 Shareholders' Meeting

by George Waldon 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Standing here in northwest Arkansas amid the appreciative gathering with sky blue “What's Important Is You” banners hanging from the rafters and scoreboard, the messes is clear: God, America, Wal-Mart. Welcome to the pageantry and spectacle of Sam Walton's capitalism rally — the 1988 Wal-Mart Shareholders' Meeting — touted as the largest shareholders' meeting in America, if not the world.

Andrew Kilgore: Portraits in Black and White

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Beginning with the last issue of 1984 and continuing into 1988, Andrew Kilgore photographed business legends and up-and-comers for the cover of Arkansas Business.

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Meat Labels

by Associated Press 3/28/2014 12:56 pm

A federal appeals court is allowing labels on certain cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

Flavio Malnarcic Named President, GM of Tyson do Brasil

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2014 03:05 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale promotes Flavio Malnarcic to president and general manager of Tyson do Brasil, the meat processor's subsidiary in Brazil.

Dustin McDaniel Declines to Join Egg Lawsuit

by Associated Press 3/25/2014 01:48 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says it's not appropriate for the state to join a Missouri lawsuit that challenges California restrictions on egg production, but he supports the border state's efforts.

Farmers Markets Sprout In Arkansas' Urban Areas

by Jan Cottingham 3/24/2014 12:00 am

Farmers markets have mushroomed in Arkansas in the last couple of decades. "The whole buying local concept was just starting to take off," says Zachary Taylor of the Arkansas Agriculture Department. "Now, it's really grown by leaps and bounds."

Women Can — And Men Can, Too (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/24/2014 12:00 am

There may be a few jobs out there in which every man — person — for himself is a winning strategy, but a rising tide generally does lift all boats. All of us should ask: Am I protecting myself to my own detriment? Would I be more successful or happier or richer or less stressed if I shared the opportunity?

USA Rice, Arkansas Rice to Hold Farm Bill Briefing on Friday

by Lee Hogan 3/19/2014 12:02 pm

USA Rice and Arkansas Rice are hosting a briefing Friday morning on the 2014 Farm Bill at the Fowler Center on the Arkansas State University campus.

Continued Recovery Helps Boost Deltic CEO's Pay

by Jan Cottingham 3/17/2014 03:29 pm

The continued housing recovery that led to record profit for Deltic Timber Corp. last year helped propel total compensation for Deltic President and CEO Ray Dillon to $2.87 million in 2013.

Mike Beebe Names 36 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 03:08 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday announced a judicial appointment as well as 36 appointments to state boards and commissions.