Agriculture Archive

A New Infrastructure of Thinking (U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford 5/6/2016 10:43 am

The future economy will have different benchmarks critical to sustaining schools, businesses and our towns.

Tyson Foods Breaks Ground on Incubation Center in Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/5/2016 01:14 pm

John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods Inc., and Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse broke ground Thursday on the future site of a $31 million incubation center that will deliver hatching operations for the company's broiler chicken business.

International Paper to Buy 7 Pulp Mills from Weyerhaeuser

by Associated Press 5/2/2016 11:35 am

International Paper said it is paying $2.2 billion to buy seven mills from Weyerhaeuser that make pulp used in diapers, tissues and other consumer products.

Group Aims to Reduce Theft from Ag Operations in 3 States

by Associated Press 5/2/2016 07:17 am

A new group in Mississippi trying to reduce metal theft from agriculture operations in that state and in neighboring Louisiana and Arkansas.

With Dazzling Gem, Steve Landers Sr. Stays In the Running

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Steve Landers Sr. has participated in horseracing for 15 years and owns 19 racehorses, including Dazzling Gem, a thoroughbred that as of late last week stood at 24th in points in the lineup for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

After Oh Baby Sale, It's Back to Basics for Fran Free

by Marty Cook 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Fran Free is enjoying life after selling her Oh Baby Foods brand to Blackhive Corp. of Fayetteville for an undisclosed amount this past winter.

US Employment, Earnings Gains Rose in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. economy continued to rebound in March, as private-sector employment and average hourly earnings rose.

Deltic Reports Drop in 1Q Net Income

by Jan Cottingham 4/25/2016 04:08 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. on Monday announced net income of $400,000 in the first quarter of 2016 compared with $1.9 million for the first quarter of 2015.

Legacy's Kody Riggan Elected to Equipment Dealers Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Kody Riggan, president and CEO of Legacy Equipment LLC, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Dealers Association.

Tyson Foods Names Felicia Collins VP of Corporate Communications

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/22/2016 10:00 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has named Felicia Collins the new vice president of corporate communications, the company announced Friday.

Carroll County Approves Incentives for New Tyson Foods Plant

by Sarah Campbell 4/21/2016 12:37 pm

The Carroll County Quorum Court judge this week authorized incentives that will help Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale build its first new plant in years.

UA Teams Win Donald Reynolds Business Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2016 09:46 am

Drone Surveying Solutions, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, won the undergraduate division of the 16th annual Donald W. Reynolds Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

Wes Ward to Delve Into Cuban Relations at Agriculture Law Conference

by Alexis Hosticka 4/19/2016 11:05 am

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will speak at the Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference this week in Memphis.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner to Speak at Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2016 10:17 am

Kevin Turner, the chief operating officer for Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Washington, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on Oct. 7 in Rogers.

Arkansas Forestry Association Adds Rebecca Neely as Communications Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

A native of Florence, Mississippi, Neely most recently served as the communications director at the Arkansas Environmental Federation.

Tyson Foods Proposes $136M Processing Plant at Green Forest

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2016 11:44 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Wednesday proposed a new $136 million, 200,000-SF processing plant near its existing operation in Green Forest.

Jason Nichol to Lead Tyson Foods' Wal-Mart Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2016 07:00 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale named Jason Nichol as its senior vice president in charge of Wal-Mart operations.

Rick Crawford 'Very Encouraged' After Cuba Trip

by Alexis Hosticka 4/13/2016 10:21 am

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., talks to Arkansas Business about opportunities he sees for trade with Cuba, where he spent four days last week.

Tyson Foods Names Monica McGurk to Oversee Strategy, New Ventures

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/12/2016 04:20 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale named Monica McGurk senior vice president of strategy and new ventures.

Engage Cuba Launches Arkansas Council, Calls for End to Trade Restrictions

by Sarah Campbell 4/11/2016 11:47 am

Engage Cuba President James Williams said Monday that Cuba will pledge to buy a significant amount of rice from the U.S. should the Congress allow trade on credit between the countries.