Agriculture Archive

Provost Family Sets Up $25K Endowment Fund at A-State

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 10:48 am

The family of W.H. (Dude) and Peggy Provost have set up a $25,000 endowment fund at Arkansas State University to honor the lasting memory of the couple.

Tyson Foods to Sell Sara Lee, Van's Brands

by Marty Cook 6/4/2018 10:25 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has reached an agreement to sell its Sara Lee Frozen Baker and Van's brands to Kohlberg & Co., a private equity firm in Mount Kisco, New York.

Words of Wisdom (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/4/2018 12:00 am

This year's crop of 40 Under 40 young professionals offered several nuggets of wisdom that we would have done well to have taken to heart, oh, 30 or 40 years ago. Maybe you, too, can benefit from what they've learned.

Millennials Constitute 35 Percent of U.S. Labor Force

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, comprising 35 percent of the workforce, according to the Pew Research Center.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

by Gwen Moritz 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents the 25th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young professionals from throughout the state in a variety of industries who bear watching.

Governor Honors Trade Excellence Among Arkansas Firms

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2018 11:10 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson hosts the ninth annual Governor's Awards for Excellence in Global Trade.

Dozens of Arkansas Companies Rank on List of Largest ESOPs

by Gwen Moritz 5/28/2018 12:00 am

This week Arkansas Business debuts a new list of ESOPs — employee stock ownership plans — ranked by net assets at the end of the most recent fiscal year for which data is publicly available.

Census Says Older Population Surpassing Younger

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

By 2030, all baby boomers — those born in 1946-64 — will be older than 65, and 1 in every 5 U.S. residents will be retirement age, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Walmart Atop Fortune 500 List for 6th Straight Year

by Lance Turner 5/21/2018 11:36 am

Fortune magazine has published its 64th annual Fortune 500 list of the country's biggest companies, and Walmart Inc. of Bentonville ranks No. 1 for the sixth consecutive year.

P. Allen Smith Partners With Ralston Family Farms to Promote Their Rice Products

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 10:51 am

Author and television host P. Allen Smith announced last week a partnership with Ralston Family Farms in the marketing and distribution of rice blends grown in Arkansas.

Hot Trailer Touches Off PAM Transport Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown is seeking to recoup money for a trailer that was stolen and later caught on fire.

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B

by Gwen Moritz 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Finalists Picked (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Farm Bureau has selected the county winners for the 71st annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program.

Tyson Foods Buys American Proteins, AMPRO Assets for $850M

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2018 08:33 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Tuesday that it will pay about $850 million for the poultry rendering and blending assets of American Proteins Inc. and AMPRO Products Inc.

Holly Rogers Promoted at Poultry Federation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

A graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Holly Rogers has been with the federation for three years and was previously the director of marketing and communications.

Tyson Foods Profit Down 7 Percent, Company Expects Record Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 10:12 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports second-quarter net income attributable to Tyson of $315 million, down 7 percent from the $340 million it reported last year.

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

Tyson Names New VP of Corporate Communications

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/3/2018 02:47 pm

Jennifer “JJ” Davis, a longtime communications executive in the technology industry, is joining Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale as vice president of corporate communications.

At 30, ComGroup Looks Back to Its Roots, Rebrands Itself

by Kyle Massey 4/30/2018 12:00 am

This month, ComGroup celebrated the things that set it apart, marking its 30th anniversary with a rebranding, a new website and logo, and a renewed focus on three core business areas: agriculture, industrial business-to-business work and what the industry calls G2C, or government messaging to citizens.