Agriculture Archive

Big River Trail Blazing Adds More Mileage To Tourism Byway

by George Waldon 3/12/2018 12:00 am

A nearly $1.6 million project will mark an important step toward creating a biking-hiking corridor along the full length of the state's Mississippi River valley.

In Reversal, Medical Pot Cultivator Picks Jackson County, Not Jefferson

by Kyle Massey 3/9/2018 11:17 am

In a stunning reversal that left officials in Pine Bluff "mad to the point of tears, practically," Natural State Wellness Enterprises LLC announced that it would put its medical marijuana cultivation facility in Jackson County.

McDaniel: Marijuana Regulators Should Hire Director

by Lance Turner 3/8/2018 06:59 am

A former Arkansas attorney general who is now part owner of a marijuana cultivation business says the state Medical Marijuana Commission should hire an executive director.

Jefferson County Lands 2nd Medical Marijuana Grow Facility

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 07:28 am

A medical marijuana company that qualified last week to become one of the first five legal cannabis grow sites in Arkansas has decided to put its cultivation operation in Jefferson County.

Jonesboro Student Creates Manual for Foreign Farms

by Associated Press 3/5/2018 06:56 am

Westside senior Jesse Clayton has traveled to Nicaragua five times and seen the effects of hunger and poverty on the population and will return on spring break to continue his efforts to end such problems for the hungry and poor of the country.

Delta Still Waits for I-69 'Game Changer'

by Marty Cook 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development.

Arkansas Exports to Mexico, Canada Swell

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2018 08:56 am

Arkansas exports to Canada and Mexico increased by nearly 14 percent from 2016 to 2017, reaching $2.1 billion in goods alone last year, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau data.

Momentum Jonesboro Campaign Cites Gains In Health Care, Manufacturing

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 2/28/2018 10:41 am

Jonesboro Unlimited, a nonprofit economic development partnership, says a five-year strategic plan to create high-paying jobs is showing results.

Tyson Foods Fined $2M for Causing Missouri Fish Kill

by Associated Press 2/28/2018 09:48 am

Tyson Foods Inc.'s poultry subsidiary has been ordered to pay a $2 million fine for discharges from a southwest Missouri plant that caused a fish kill.

Applications for Governor's Global Trade Award Are Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 09:06 am

The Arkansas District Export Council is accepting applications for the 2018 Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade to recognize the exporting excellence and successes among Arkansas small, medium and large enterprises.

Caddo Mountain Spring Water Taps Cash for Bottling Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

A Hot Springs Village startup that wants to sell spring and artesian water recently raised more than $300,000 to dive into the premium bottled water market.

Fayetteville Building Sells for $1.7 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Westwood Holdings LLC of Rogers, led by Dusty Graham, bought the Kelly Eason Building at 100 W. Center St.

When the Going Gets Tough (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Smart leaders understand that to deal with difficult times, the culture and attitude of their workforce must be critical to survival.

Dean John English Sees No Cooling for College of Engineering

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

John English, the dean of UA's College of Engineering, credits his interest in engineering to Neil Armstrong's moon landing.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Tyson's Goal? Offering Protein of All Kinds

by Marty Cook 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Tyson Foods of Springdale wants to be your protein source, even if that protein didn't start out as an animal.

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Tyson Announces Partnership With Silicon Valley, Chicago Incubators

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2018 03:58 pm

Tyson Foods of Springdale announced Thursday its agreement to work with two business incubators, Plug and Play of Silicon Valley and 1871 of Chicago, that will directly connect it to the startup communities in those places.

Tyson Buys 3 Grain Elevators in Tennessee

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/14/2018 03:29 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Wednesday that its subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to purchase three commercial grain elevators from the Grain Group of The Andersons Inc.