Agriculture Archive

Stone Bank Hires Vince Stone, Names Ray Dillon to Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Vince Stone has been hired as senior agri loan officer for Stone Bank in White Hall. Ray Dillon has been named to the board of directors in Little Rock.

2 More Lawsuits Accuse Chicken Producers of Fixing Prices

by Associated Press 2/2/2018 07:28 am

Two major food distributors have filed their own federal lawsuits accusing Tyson Foods and other major chicken producers of fixing prices, but the industry denies any wrongdoing.

Tyson Foods Invests in Memphis Meats

by Lance Turner 1/29/2018 11:33 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says that its venture capital arm, Tyson Ventures, has taken a minority stake in Memphis Meats, a startup that makes meat from animal cells.

Cooler Heads (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Where NAFTA can be improved, it should be improved, but scrapping the pact in its entirety would create real economic pain in Arkansas.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors' money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Oaklawn's Louis Cella Finds Himself on Familiar Turf

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

The fourth-generation Cella running Oaklawn outlines his goals and recalls great moments with his dad, who died in December.

Some Northeast Arkansas Cities See Record Growth in 2017

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 1/24/2018 02:45 pm

Communities in northeast Arkansas saw record growth in 2017, including sales tax revenue and employment gains across the region.

Gender Diversity on Company Boards Accelerates in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Since November 2014, the last time Arkansas Business measured the estrogen fueling the state's publicly traded companies, the number of women directors has grown by more than 40 percent, and the number of all-male boards has been cut in half.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Northwest Arkansas Businesses Focusing on Inclusion

by Marty Cook 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas business executives and academic leaders say there is no longer any question that the area's population is growing more diverse.

Lawsuits, Foreclosures Dog Investor John Lewis as Debts Pile Up

by George Waldon 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Little Rock businessman John Taylor Lewis is no stranger to debt collection lawsuits and bankruptcy court thanks to the collapse of his Ram Venture Holdings effort in 2005-06.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.

Mohammad Abrar Alam Regarded for Biosciences Work (A-State Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Mohammad Abrar Alam, assistant professor of chemistry at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, was recently recognized by the Arkansas Biosciences Institute with its New Investigator of the Year award for 2017.

In the Workplace 2018: Medical Marijuana: Getting Ready for Summer

by Stuart Jackson 1/4/2018 07:07 am

With the passage of Act 593 by the General Assembly, employers in Arkansas now have some clarity about what they can and can't do when it comes to medical marijuana. But that clarity only goes so far.

In the Workplace 2018: Immigration: ICE Pledges Crackdown on Employers

by Neemah A. Esmaeilpour 1/2/2018 06:56 am

Arkansas employers should take note that the chances of a visit from ICE appear much more likely in the coming year.

Steinmetz Takes Seat with APLU Board (NWA Education Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/1/2018 12:00 am

Joseph E. Steinmetz, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has been named to the board of directors of the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities as a member at large.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2017

by Gwen Moritz 1/1/2018 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2017.

Tyson Foods CEO Gets $8.9M in Total Pay in 2017

by Marty Cook 12/21/2017 11:18 am

Tyson Foods Inc. CEO and President Tom Hayes nearly doubled his pay in his first full year in charge of the Springdale company.

More Farmland Sold to Mt. Magazine Farms for $30.4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Lots of Lonoke County farmland, a warehouse and office building in Little Rock and fast-food outlets in Jacksonville and North Little Rock provide this week's grouping of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Frank Broyles, Oaklawn's Charles Cella, Arkansas journalist Roy Reed, Aromatique founder Patti Upton and Townsend Wolfe, who headed the Arkansas Arts Center from 1968-2002 were among the notable Arkansans who died this year.