Agriculture Archive

Bill Would Regulate Grain Traders

by Mark Friedman 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas legislators are working to get a bill ready that would regulate grain traders, said state Sen. Ronald Caldwell, R-Wynne.

The Perfect Arkansas Business Story (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/16/2015 12:00 am

I was reminded of David Allan Coe's recording of Steve Goodman's perfect country and western song when I saw the truly astonishing traffic to the ArkansasBusiness.com website generated by last week's story on the Dunklin family land feud.

UA to Induct 4 Into Business Hall of Fame Tonight

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2015 11:21 am

The Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will induct four into its Business Hall of Fame at a ceremony tonight at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

U.S. Farmers Expected To See 32 Percent Drop in Income in 2015

by Associated Press 2/12/2015 01:11 pm

Net income for farmers is expected to fall by nearly 32 percent this year as corn and soybean prices remain low and expenses creep higher, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a report Tuesday.

Tyson Grant to Support Retention and Graduation of Underrepresented Students at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2015 09:13 am

Tyson Foods Inc. has awarded a $120,000 grant to the University of Arkansas to retain and ultimately graduate underrepresented juniors and seniors majoring in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business technology, food science and agricultural fields.

5 to Be Inducted Into Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2015 10:42 am

Five Arkansans will be inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in a ceremony on March 6, the Arkansas Farm Bureau has announced.

Property Owners Eligible for Assistance Under Watershed Plan

by Associated Press 2/10/2015 07:16 am

Farmers and landowners in Benton and Washington counties have until March 20 to submit applications to receive financial aid to implement conservation practices through the Illinois River Sub-Basin and Eucha-Spavinaw Lake Watershed Initiative.

Labor Force Dropped in Central Arkansas Since 2007

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The labor force fell 1.9 percent in central Arkansas from 2007 to 2014, though the population grew 7.3 percent, according to planning agency Metroplan.

Sibling Dispute Leads to Sale of Farm & Hunting Land in Delta

by George Waldon 2/9/2015 12:00 am

A long-running sibling dispute is culminating this month in a court-ordered sale expected to yield a $50 million-plus transaction.

Senate Approves Shielding Ratepayer Info from Disclosure

by Associated Press 2/5/2015 07:17 am

The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to shield information about customers of publicly owned utilities from release, months after the state Supreme Court said the records weren't exempt from the open records law.

Arkansas Officials Warn of Wheat Fungal Infections

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 03:19 pm

Officials say a fungus that harms wheat crops has been found in central and eastern Arkansas.

Blaylock Threet Engineers Merges with Harbor Environmental

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2015 02:10 pm

Harbor Environmental and Safety of Little Rock has absorbed Blaylock Threet Engineers, the company announced Tuesday.

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Launches Today's Power Inc.

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 10:16 am

TPI has an exclusive distribution agreement to promote and sell tenKsolar products in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Missouri.

Public Meetings Scheduled for Plains & Eastern Clean Line

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 09:45 am

The U.S. Department of Energy has scheduled a series of public meetings including six in Arkansas as part of an independent review of the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line.

Governor Names Amy Fecher Designee to Delta Regional Authority

by Associated Press 1/30/2015 01:53 pm

The state's director of rural services has been tapped to serve as Gov. Asa Hutchinson's designee and alternate to the Delta Regional Authority's board of governors.

With Hillshire Under Its Wing, Tyson Foods' 1Q Sales, Profit Rise

by Marty Cook 1/30/2015 07:48 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $309 million, up 22 percent from $252 million in the same quarter last year.

John Boozman Named Chairman of Agriculture Subcommittee

by Associated Press 1/29/2015 08:48 am

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas has been named the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Commodities, Markets, Trade and Risk Management for the new Congress.

Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 09:35 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.

Tyson Foods to Upgrade Georgia Plant, Add 500 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2015 07:40 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said this morning that it plans to invest $100 million in its Vienna, Georgia poultry plant, adding about 500 jobs there.

Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Metroplan last month released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook,” which examines what it calls “the new economy” in central Arkansas in the aftermath of the Great Recession.