Agriculture Archive

Keith Smith Takes Expanded Role in Family's Egg Business in Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Keith Smith has been named vice president of sales at Keith Smith Co. in Hot Springs.

Ritter Grain Operations in Marked Tree Sold to Poinsett Rice & Grain

by Gwen Moritz 3/7/2017 12:06 pm

Ritter Agribusiness of Marked Tree is exiting the grain services business, having sold its grain operations in Marked Tree and with plans to shut down a small operation in Craighead County at the end of the month.

Tennessee Farm Working With Tyson Foods Finds Bird Flu

by Jo Winterbottom, Reuters 3/6/2017 09:59 am

A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc., and the birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system.

Socialism, $3-An-Acre Land And Teaching Farm Wives How To Brush Their Teeth

by Kyle Massey 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Though it lasted only a decade, the Dyess Colony gave hundreds of rural Arkansas families hope during the darkest days of the Depression.

Lawsuit Alleges Companies Attempted To Break Egg Farmers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

An Oklahoma farmer of pasture-raised eggs has filed a lawsuit in district court in Adair County against two egg companies, including Arkansas Egg Co. of Summers (Washington County).

What Is Economic Nationalism? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Consumers need to understand that the cost of a move toward economic nationalism is a cost that will be borne by us all.

Audrey House Says Arkansas Shouldn't Keep Its Wine Sales Bottled Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

When Audrey House was 21, she moved to Altus, bought 20 acres from Al Wiederkehr and set about starting her own vineyard and winery operation, which she called Chateau Aux Arc.

Johnny Cash's Footsteps Lead Tourists Back in Time to Dyess

by Kyle Massey 3/6/2017 12:00 am

The legacy of American musician Johnny Cash attracts history buffs and music fans from dozens of countries and every state to his boyhood home in the Historic Dyess Colony, the largest agricultural resettlement of the Depression-era New Deal.

Tyson Foods CEO to Headline Economic Development Lunch

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 10:56 am

Tom Hayes, president and CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, will headline the Arkansas Economic Development Foundation Luncheon on April 18 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Tyson Foods Board Member Resigns

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 10:19 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says Brad Sauer is stepping down from its board of directors after nine years. His resignation is effective immediately.

Deltic Timber Names New CEO, Fires CFO

by Lance Turner 2/27/2017 10:10 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado names John D. Enlow, formerly of Weyerhaeuser, as its new chief executive and revealed that it had fired its chief financial officer for misappropriating "certain Company assets for personal use."

Farmers Bank Shareholders Set for $4.5 Million Cash Out

by George Waldon 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The pending $4.5 million sale of Farmers Bank of Hamburg will further pare the headcount of Arkansas lenders with less than $50 million in assets to four.

Deltic Timber Shares Spike as Filing Reports Buyout Interest

by Lance Turner 2/23/2017 11:02 am

Shares of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado hit a new 52-week high Wednesday after a filing said the timber and real estate firm had been "approached by multiple parties interested in merging with or acquiring" the company.

Tyson Foods Quickens Shift from Antibiotics in Chicken

by Tom Polansek, Reuters 2/21/2017 11:59 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, accelerating the meat sector's shift away from the drugs.

Video: Tyson Unveils New Corporate Logo, Growth Strategy at Conference

by Lance Turner 2/21/2017 11:51 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale unveils a new corporate logo and more details about its growth strategy at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference in Boca Raton, Florida.

SWLR CVS Sells for $5.7 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

A pharmacy, business center, industrial project and store in Little Rock joined an office-warehouse property in North Little Rock to form a five-piece of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions this week.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Farm Bureau Appoints Two to State Women's Committee (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Alechia Meador and Donna Bemis have been appointed to the Farm Bureau's State Women's Committee

Tyson Foods Announces New Leadership Team

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 2/14/2017 02:36 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces an overhaul of its leadership team, a change under new CEO Tom Hayes, who took over the meat processor on Dec. 31.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

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