Agriculture Archive

Hutchinson Announces 5 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2015 07:39 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced five appointments to state boards and commissions.

Arkansas Wheat Plantings Down 16 percent in 2014

by Associated Press 1/15/2015 01:30 pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says wheat plantings in Arkansas are down 16 percent compared to the previous year.

Applications Being Taken for National Water Quality Program

by Associated Press 1/15/2015 01:14 pm

The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications from agricultural producers in three Arkansas watersheds in portions of Jefferson and Lincoln counties to participate in a national water quality program.

Study: $18 Billion To Divert Missouri River To Irrigate Kansas Farms

by Associated Press 1/15/2015 01:12 pm

Building a 360-mile aqueduct to reroute water from the Missouri River to irrigate crops in western Kansas where underwater stores are being exhausted would cost $18 billion and require an additional $1 billion each year to operate, a new draft report shows.

Larry Walther to Head Department of Finance, Administration

by Lee Hogan 1/9/2015 12:58 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has named Larry Walther as the new director of the Department of Finance & Administration.

Figures Show U.S.-Cuba Trade Hit Decade Low Last Year

by Associated Press 1/8/2015 01:08 pm

U.S. exports to Cuba hit one of their lowest points in a decade last year, a demonstration of the longstanding barriers to trade that will hamper President Barack Obama's recent move to expand ties, new figures showed Monday.

FAA Grants Permits for Agriculture, Real Estate Drones

by Associated Press 1/8/2015 01:04 pm

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday issued permits to use drones to monitor crops and photograph properties for sale, marking the first time permission has been granted to companies involved in agriculture and real estate.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Report Shows Improved Midwest Economic Outlook

by Associated Press 1/2/2015 08:52 am

Falling grain and fuel prices have hurt businesses tied to those industries, but have helped consumers open their pocketbooks, leading to an improved economic outlook for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly report released Friday.

Mayflower-Vilonia Tornado is Top AP Story of 2014

by Associated Press 1/1/2015 09:39 pm

Arkansas' worst natural disaster of 2014 has been selected by Associated Press members as the state's top news story of the year, edging out the Republican dominance in the midterm elections and court decisions that opened the door to marriages between same-sex couples.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

Unemployment Rates Down Across Arkansas Metro Areas

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 10:13 am

Unemployment rates were considerably lower in all metropolitan areas in Arkansas in November compared to a year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.

Tyson Foods Emporia Plant Adds Production Line, Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/29/2014 11:05 am

Tyson Foods Inc. recently concluded an estimated $3 million line expansion at its prepared foods plant in Emporia, Kansas.

Total Compensation Up for Tyson Executives in 2014

by Lance Turner 12/24/2014 10:07 am

Total compensation rose for top executives at Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in 2014, the same year the company completed its biggest acquisition ever.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2014 07:29 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

Tyson Foods Names Rex Holstein VP of Commodity Purchasing

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2014 09:45 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale named Rex Holstein vice president of commodity purchasing, replacing Clark Irwin, who will retire next month.