Agriculture Archive

At Conference, Tyson Foods Touts Stable Earnings, Sales Growth

by Lance Turner 9/12/2016 10:45 am

Tyson Foods Inc. executives told investors at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference last week that the company is aiming for single-digit growth in fiscal 2017.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

Bad Boy Mowers Sharpens Blade in Patent Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Bad Boy Mowers of Batesville has hauled its cross-town competitor into court over allegations that it's infringing on a Bad Boy patent for lawnmowers.

Is 'Cauliflower Rice' Going Mainstream? Green Giant Hopes So

by Associated Press 9/9/2016 12:57 pm

Swapping out the rice and potatoes in dishes with chopped-up cauliflower has gained traction with low-carb dieters.

Kroger Cuts Sales Forecast on Falling Prices

by Associated Press 9/9/2016 11:34 am

Kroger reported weaker-than-expected revenue Friday and said it was hurt by falling prices for eggs, meats and other products, forcing it to lower its sales forecast for the year.

Crop Damage Caused by Arkansas Rains Could Top $40M

by Associated Press 9/9/2016 10:53 am

Record-setting rainfall in Arkansas last month may cost row crop farmers $40 million to $50 million. That's according to a preliminary report issued by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

OK Foods to Give 500K Pounds of Chicken to Food Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2016 10:34 am

OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith announces what it describes as a strategic long-term partnership with the River Valley Regional Food Bank in Fort Smith.

Cedar Creek Sells NLR Property for $2.2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

This week, we offer you a trio of million-dollar transactions in Pulaski County: An office-warehouse in North Little Rock, a Little Rock home and farmland near Scott.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

Who'll Stop the Rain? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Businesspeople are supposed to be known for their ability to face facts — e.g., “businesslike” — and to learn from the mistakes of others. Last month's devastating floods in Louisiana provide just such opportunities.

Second Medical Marijuana Proposal OK'd for Arkansas Ballot

by Associated Press 8/31/2016 04:38 pm

Arkansas election officials have approved a second measure legalizing medical marijuana for the November ballot.

How Arkansas' 2 Medical Marijuana Proposals Differ (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 8/31/2016 02:19 pm

Examining the similarities — and differences — of the two medical marijuana initiatives voters will face in November.

Governor, FDA Sign Agreement Extending NCTR Program

by Sarah Campbell 8/31/2016 11:45 am

Arkansas has signed a memorandum of understanding to extend its partnership with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson County.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

Seedlings to Sawmills: Forestry Is Key to Arkansas Economy (Commentary)

by U.S. Sen. John Boozman and U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman 8/23/2016 10:29 am

Arkansas forestry has a total economic impact of $3.2 billion annually, with wages averaging $49,000 per year. Of the forests covering more than 19 million acres of Arkansas, only 13 percent is owned by private industry.

Port of Little Rock Seeks Room To Grow

by Jan Cottingham 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The No. 1 goal for Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock, is to buy 1,500-2,000 acres with $10 million the port gets from a 1 percent sales tax approved in 2011.

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

by Mike Preston 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe.

Pinnacle Foods to Add New Line, 25 Jobs at Fayetteville Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 03:59 pm

Pinnacle Foods Inc. plans to expand its food manufacturing plant in Fayetteville by adding a new brand line called EVOL.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.