Agriculture Archive

Tyson Foods Pays $2.5M in Fish Kill Plea Deal

by Lance Turner 9/27/2017 01:39 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale signs off on a $2.5 million plea agreement related to a pair of Clean Water Act violations at its processing plant in Monett, Missouri.

Delta Plastics Takes Over As Title Sponsor Of Governor's Cup

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/26/2017 01:58 pm

Delta Plastics of Little Rock succeeds the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation as the title sponsor of the Arkansas Governor's Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

This is the ninth year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called the New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Del Monte Foods Sells Sager Creek, Siloam Springs Plant Closes

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/20/2017 09:58 am

Del Monte Foods Inc. of San Francisco sells its Sager Creek vegetable business to McCall Farms Inc. of Effingham, South Carolina, and that the sale will result in the closure of a production facility in Siloam Springs.

Report: County Commission in Kansas Rescinds $500M Pledge for Tyson Foods Plant

by Lance Turner 9/19/2017 01:24 pm

Tyson Foods' plans for a $320 million poultry processing plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas, have hit a snag.

Competing Net Metering Proposals Filed With PSC

by Kyle Massey 9/19/2017 11:46 am

Two subgroups of a panel formed to make recommendations on the future of solar energy development in Arkansas have presented competing proposals to the state PSC, which has been studying net metering.

Land O' Lakes Subsidiary Buys Armor Seed

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 05:17 pm

Armor Seed LLC of Jonesboro, one of the largest regional seed providers in the country, has been acquired by Winfield United, a subsidiary of Land O' Lakes of Arden Hills, Minnesota.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 03:11 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced appointments to boards and commissions.

Even as Irma Loses Punch, Farmers Race the Wind

by Kyle Massey 9/12/2017 03:39 pm

Less than two weeks after facing the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, DeWitt farmer Tom Jacobs was back in his corn and rice fields Monday and Tuesday, racing the winds and rain stirred by what's left of Hurricane Irma.

Brandon Kemp Accepts Interim Position at A-State (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Brandon Kemp has been named interim associate dean of the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and will lead the engineering programs for the 2017-18 academic year.

Tyson Foods Commits to Food Sustainability

by Marty Cook 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes says his company's commitment to creating a sustainable food program can help create a healthier environment, a healthier workforce and healthier animals.

First Pentecostal Church of Bryant Sold for $3.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

A church, residential property and rural acreage in Saline County combine with a Lonoke County farm for a six-pack of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions.

Terracon's David Hopkins Sets Sites on Solar

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

David Hopkins has almost 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and marketing, most recently as the senior principal/office manager at Terracon Consultants Inc.

UA Team Awarded $2.4M To Develop Energy-Efficient Fertilizer

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/6/2017 11:21 am

University of Arkansas researchers and researchers from two other institutions have received a $2.4 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a chemical process that converts nitrogen and phosphorous from wastewater into commercial fertilizer.

Arkansas Business Presents New Lists of Minority-, Woman-Owned Companies

by Gwen Moritz 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents two lists of 135 minority-owned companies and 98 woman-owned companies who responded to our first-ever survey of companies in those categories.

AEDC's Program for Minority Firms Extends Its Mission

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission's online directory of minority-owned firms now lists some 275 certified companies, and Pat Brown's team is busy certifying women-owned businesses.

After Long Ag Career, Bill Reed Grows Spiritually

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Bill Reed spent his career on the Grand Prairie, but he was raised in the Tennessee mountains. In retirement, he's aiming for even higher ground, at least metaphorically.

Ben Noble Gets 2nd Helping As a Rice Ambassador

by Kyle Massey 8/28/2017 12:00 am

It's no wonder Ben Noble jumped at a chance to work for Riceland Foods. Rice and land have shaped his life since infancy.

Tyson Foods: SEC Ends Price-Fixing Look, Won't Discipline Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2017 09:34 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded its investigation into price-fixing allegations and doesn't intend to recommend an enforcement action.

Tyson Foods Opens $31M Incubation Technology Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2017 09:50 am

Tyson Foods Inc. opened its Incubation Technology Center at the corner of East Huntsville Avenue and North Monitor Road in Springdale.

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