Agriculture Archive

Industry Standards (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Trump's fundamental dishonesty is one of the character traits that Republicans rewarded during the primaries, and it's certainly not something they will discipline now.

Arkansas Sees Increase in Personal Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Personal income in Arkansas rose 3.2 percent in 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported late last month. That increase beat the average for all the states of 3.1 percent.

US Added Modest 103K Jobs in March; Rate Stays 4.1 Percent

by Associated Press 4/6/2018 08:16 am

U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of bigger gains, though the government's overall jobs report suggests that the labor market remains healthy.

Tyson Foods Expanding Safety Programs to 12 Poultry Plants

by Associated Press 4/5/2018 02:38 pm

Tyson Foods is expanding the safety programs it has been testing in its beef plants to 12 poultry plants, allowing workers there to stop the line if they have safety concerns.

UA Professor Gets $500K to Study Sustainable Rice Production

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2018 01:48 pm

Benjamin Runkle, a professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, has received a $500,199 Faculty Early Career Development grant from the National Science Foundation to expand his research on sustainable rice production.

China Raises Tariffs on US Pork, Fruit in Trade Dispute

by Associated Press 4/2/2018 11:56 am

China raised import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, apples and other products Monday in an escalating dispute with Washington over trade and industrial policy.

Marijuana Commission's Carlos Roman Defends Panel's Choices

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Dr. Carlos Roman, a member of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, disputes what he calls the “false narrative” about his scoring of the applicants and defended the honesty of the commission.

Soybean Acres to Exceed Corn for the First Time in 35 Years

by Associated Press 3/29/2018 02:12 pm

Corn has been dethroned as the king of crops as farmers reported Thursday they intend to plant more soybeans than corn for the first time in 35 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its annual prospective planting report.

Arkansas Company Says Its Pot Growing License Should Proceed

by Associated Press 3/29/2018 11:45 am

A company that had been slated to be among the first to grow medical marijuana in Arkansas is asking a judge who halted the licensing process to allow the firm's permit to go forward.

Firm Asks Judge to Lift Order Halting Medical Pot Licenses

by Associated Press 3/28/2018 11:38 am

One of five companies that had been slated to receive Arkansas' first licenses to grow medical marijuana has asked a state judge to lift his order halting the permitting process and declaring it unconstitutional.

Tyson Foods Explores Sale of Pizza Crust Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2018 09:16 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale explores selling its pizza crust business, TNT Crust, "as part of its strategic focus on protein."

First Pentecostal Buys Up More Land in NLR

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Church land in North Little Rock; an office building, retail project and commercial land in Little Rock; and a rural residence in west Pulaski County form this week's group of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions.

In Personal Use of Company Jets, Tyson Soars

by Mark Friedman 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business reviewed proxy documents from 17 publicly traded companies based in Arkansas to report on those that offer executives the perk of using the company jet for personal trips.

Plan Now for a 'Black Sky Event' (David Maxwell Commentary)

by David Maxwell 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The causes that would trigger a black sky event take the response and restoration to a new level. In a longer electrical outage, the cascading effects magnify.

Reform Occupational Licensing Rules (David Mitchell & Thomas Snyder Commentary)

by David Mitchell and Thomas Snyder 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Occupational licensing is a harsh regulation because it makes employment an illegal act without the state's permission.

Judge Voids Marijuana Commission's Cultivation Choices

by Lance Turner 3/21/2018 11:20 am

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge declares the Arkansas Marijuana Commission's scoring of cultivator applicants "null and void," preventing the commission from officially awarding cultivation licenses.

Remember The Patients (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/19/2018 12:00 am

The awarding of licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana in Arkansas was bound to be controversial, and so it is.

What's Hot? Solar Energy Land Leases (Mike Childers Commentary)

by Mike Childers 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Solar leasing deals offered to Arkansas landowners sound great, but few are familiar with the unanticipated impact they can have.

Syngenta Corn Case Settled for $1.51B

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/15/2018 10:58 am

A $1.51 billion settlement has been reached in the nationwide class action lawsuit filed in Kansas federal court over Syngenta's genetically modified corn seed.

Judge Puts Brakes on Licenses for Marijuana Growers

by Lance Turner 3/14/2018 02:33 pm

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the Arkansas Marijuana Commission from officially issuing cultivation licenses.