Agriculture Archive

Playing the Trading Card (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/6/2017 12:00 am

If the United States were to impose onerous tariffs on foreign goods, the effect on Arkansas consumers would be higher prices.

George's Inc. Names Brian Coan Chief Customer Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2017 10:05 am

George's Inc. of Springdale says Brian Coan has joined the privately held poultry company in the newly created role of chief customer officer.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 06:00 am

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal.

Baptist Health Exec Faces Foreclosure on Conway Ranch, Restaurant

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Trouble is brewing for Joanie White-Wagoner, administrator and vice president at the new $150 million Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

True Tale Trounces Comic Fantasy at Dogpatch USA

by George Waldon 1/30/2017 12:00 am

The story of Dogpatch USA is a meandering one that now covers half a century. Its course resembles the winding, up-and-down path of Scenic Highway 7 that brought hundreds of thousands of visitors during its 25-year run.

I Need A Drink (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Taxpayers should not be paying for sodas in a country overwhelmed with obesity and diabetes.

In Praise Of Pragmatism (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Radical ideology rarely has anything of value to offer businesspeople. So the first few days of President Donald Trump's administration have rattled the agriculture industry in Arkansas.

US Economic Growth Slowed to 1.9 Percent Rate in 4Q

by Associated Press 1/27/2017 10:36 am

The U.S. economy lost momentum in the final three months of 2016, closing out a year in which growth turned in the weakest performance in five years.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2017 08:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the appointments to boards and commissions.

Trump Moves to Pull US Out of TPP, Signals Tax for Putting Manufacturing Overseas

by Associated Press 1/23/2017 11:21 am

President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, fulfilling a campaign promise as he began his first full week in office.

Conway CVS Sold for $7.6 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Commercial property in Conway and farmland in Lonoke County form this week's five-piece of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

Ty Matlock Takes Associate Seat with United Federal Credit Union (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Ty Matlock has been named associate director of the board of directors of United Federal Credit Union, headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Hutchinson: Arkansas 'Ready to Go' on ACA Repeal But Concerned About Trade Tax

by Lance Turner 1/20/2017 09:03 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson appears on CNBC's "Squawk Box" to talk about the appeal of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act and the incoming Trump administration's trade plans.

Price-Fixing Lawsuit Triggers More Litigation Against Tyson

by Mark Friedman 1/16/2017 12:00 am

A lawsuit alleging a massive price-fixing conspiracy involving Tyson Foods Inc. and other chicken producers has sparked more litigation against the Springdale meat producer.

Tyson Venture Fund Looks to Future of Food

by Marty Cook 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Tyson Foods announced in early December a $150 million capital investment fund it calls Tyson New Ventures LLC to invest in innovative food companies and technologies.

Cox Adds Angela DeLille as Manager in Springdale (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Angela DeLille has been hired as the manager of government and regulatory affairs at Cox Communications in Springdale. She previously worked for the Arkansas State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas.

Former State Senator Stanley Russ Dies

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2017 11:19 am

Former State Sen. Stanley Russ, 86, of Conway died Thursday. He served in the Legislature from 1975-99, as president pro tempore from 1995-97 and as majority leader in 1997.

Zest Labs Inc. Launches New Freshness Metric

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2017 09:48 am

Zest Labs Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers-based Ecoark Holdings Inc., announced Wednesday its new metric that will simplify managing fresh products throughout the supply chain.