Agriculture Archive

Tyson Announces $1.1M in Grants, Donations to Chicago Area

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2016 10:58 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it gave more than $1.1 million in community grants and product donations to the greater Chicago area during its 2016 fiscal year.

Tyson Foods to Pay $1.6M to Settle Hiring Charges

by Associated Press 10/4/2016 03:01 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle federal allegations of hiring discrimination at six plants in Arkansas, New Mexico and Texas.

Arkansas Officials Expand Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

by Associated Press 10/3/2016 10:09 am

Arkansas agriculture officials are expanding a quarantine in hopes of stopping the spread of an invasive beetle that feeds on and kills ash trees.

Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 09:40 am

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for the class of 2016, and the deadline is Nov. 4.

Northwest Arkansas Egg Farmers Turned Out to Pasture

by Marty Cook 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A collapsed egg market and a contract loophole with their integrator have some egg producers in northwest Arkansas and east Oklahoma worried about survival.

Arkansas Sets Panel to Review Quality in Buffalo Watershed

by Associated Press 9/30/2016 12:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants the heads of five state agencies to review water quality issues within the watershed of the Buffalo National River and make sure Arkansas has a means to preserve and protect it.

USDA Names 12 Arkansas Counties as Natural Disaster Areas

by Associated Press 9/30/2016 07:28 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 12 Arkansas counties as natural disaster areas due to losses caused by heavy rain, flooding and high winds Since April 1.

Tyson Fresh Meats Takes On $27M Plant Expansion in Iowa

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2016 03:56 pm

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is investing $27 million to expand production capacity at its case-ready beef and pork plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

$14M Donation to Help Arkansas, Texas Water and Forests

by Associated Press 9/29/2016 10:25 am

The Nature Conservancy and BHP Billiton say a donation from the company will help improve water quality in Arkansas and aid conservation efforts near Houston.

Burgundy Book: Wages Increasing, Unemployment Declining

by Alexis Hosticka 9/28/2016 10:24 am

The unemployment rate in the Little Rock zone averaged 3.8 percent in the second quarter, its lowest rate on record, according to the latest Little Rock Burgundy Book.

Arkansas Mills to Donate 117,000 Pounds of Rice

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2016 09:30 am

The Arkansas Rice Federation announced on Wednesday that the state's rice industry would donate 117,000 pounds of rice, which equates to more than 1 million servings for hungry families, to the Arkansas Food Bank in honor of National Rice Month.

Arkansas Gets $755K from USDA for Spinach Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2016 09:14 am

Arkansas is receiving $755,784 from the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service for a multi-state project to evaluate and develop field resistance to downy mildew in spinach.

Reports of Plastic Prompt Recall of Tyson Chicken Nuggets

by Associated Press 9/27/2016 02:14 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets.

Maumelle Villas Moved in $8.5 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Townhomes in Maumelle, a future Nissan dealership site in Benton and timberland in eastern Saline County provide our trio of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions this week.

Magnolia Appraiser Sued for Low Cut on Timber

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

A Missouri company accused a Magnolia timber appraiser and forestry management services company of making errors when handling about 4,200 acres of timberland.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

UA Earns Record $101.7M in Research Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 10:08 am

The University of Arkansas says it received $101.7 million in research — the highest level in the university's history and 27 percent more than it got in 2015 — for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Rodney Baker To Lead Producers & Owners Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Rodney Baker has been hired as executive director of the Arkansas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association in Little Rock.

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.


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