Agriculture Archive

3 Universities Research Spinach to Bioengineer Cell Tissues

by Associated Press 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Popeye isn't the only one reaping the benefits of spinach. Arkansas State University researcher Fabricio Medina-Bolivar said spinach may also be used in the future to repair damaged hearts.

Ag Equipment Dealership MirTech Opens

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

As part of its partnership with MirTech Harvest Center to grow the farm equipment sales and service business in the western Delta region, Claas of America announced in March the opening of two MirTech dealerships in Jonesboro and in Sikeston, Missouri.

US Unemployment Falls to a Low 4.5 Percent

by Associated Press 4/7/2017 07:56 am

U.S. employers added just 98,000 jobs last month, the fewest in a year, though the unemployment rate fell to a nearly seven-year low of 4.5 percent.

US Jobless Aid Applications Fell to 234,000 Last Week

by Associated Press 4/6/2017 10:20 am

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of the job market appears to be increasingly secure for workers.

SPONSORED: Think Twice Before Being Your Own Bookkeeper

by 4/6/2017 07:00 am

Treat bookkeeping like the vital task it is and not as an additional duty for a busy employee.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Help Wanted: Cotton Immigration Measure Can Be Improved, Zook Says

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

While Randy Zook, CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, applauds the RAISE bill's reform of the family reunification preference, he does not believe the proposal actually meets the needs of the economy.

Arkansas Industry Leaders Say Temporary Workers in Short Supply

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The RAISE Act that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced in February would slash permanent legal immigration, but it doesn't address at all the immigration issue that may be most pressing back home in Arkansas: temporary workers.

Jonathan Breedlove New Loan Officer for AgHeritage Branch in Dermott (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Jonathan Breedlove has joined AgHeritage Farm Credit Services as agriculture loan officer in the Dermott branch office.

Hergets Give Heights Icon New Chance

by Jan Cottingham 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The venerable Terry's Finer Foods in the Heights lives now as the Heights Corner Market, a rebirth greeted with relief by all who relied on Terry's for great meat, seafood, desserts and its selection of hard-to-find groceries.

DWS Director Daryl Bassett on Why Land of Opportunity Needs More Workers To Land a Job

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Before being named to lead the Department of Workforce Services by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December 2014, Daryl Bassett served as director of Business & Commercial Services at the Arkansas secretary of state's office.

Governor's Data Analytics Commission Holds First Meeting

by Sarah Campbell 3/31/2017 01:12 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson kicks off the first meeting of his new Blue Ribbon Commission to Report on the Economic Competitiveness of Computing and Data Analytics in Arkansas.

Ecoark Names New CEO, CFO

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2017 09:23 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers on Thursday announced the appointment of Jay Puchir as CEO and the election of former Walmart treasurer Charles Rateliff as CFO and treasurer.

Scott Stillwell to Lead Safety, Quality at Tyson Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 02:42 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Monday that Scott Stillwell has been promoted to senior vice president of food safety and quality assurance.

Highland Pellets Haggling Over New Plant Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Hopes for a new wood pellet plant between Stephens and Camden are in the balance as the decision-making scale toggles between Arkansas and Mississippi.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

It Seemed Like Such a Good Idea (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/27/2017 12:00 am

I've started to think that “It seemed like such a good idea” may be the American epitaph, and manipulating our diets wasn't even the start.

Ray Dillon Gets $4.9M Package in Final Year at Deltic

by Lance Turner 3/22/2017 11:12 am

Ray Dillon, the former president and CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado, received $4.9 million in total compensation in 2016, according to the company's proxy statement.

Brazil Beef Scandal Leaves Fewer Options for Global Buyers

by Tom Polansek and Theopolis Waters, Reuters 3/21/2017 11:37 am

Global beef buyers will likely need to cobble together supplies from several nations if a scandal persists in Brazil's meat sector because supply constraints and politics are already limiting trade flows, market analysts say.

The Influencers: Laurence Alexander of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2017 12:00 am

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Laurence Alexander, who took over Arkansas' only historically black state school in 2013, sees it as a bright spot in Jefferson County and beyond, as well as an economic engine.

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