Agriculture Archive

Central Arkansas Water CEO Tad Bohannon Keeps Ratepayers Tapped In

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

After practicing law for more than 20 years, Tad Bohannon was unanimously appointed CEO of Central Arkansas Water in January 2016. CAW, the state's largest public drinking water system, has an annual operating and capital improvement budget exceeding $64 million.

In Win for Solar, PSC Allows Grandfathering for Net Metering Customers

by Kyle Massey 3/15/2017 11:50 am

In a significant decision for solar energy, Arkansans who now get credit on their utility bills for electricity they generate at their homes and businesses will be able to continue at current rates for 20 years.

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Class-Action Blue Diamond Settlement Challenged in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 3/13/2017 12:00 am

A New York attorney said he is coming to Washington County Circuit Court later this month to challenge a class-action settlement against the makers of Blue Diamond almond products that he said is unfair to class members.

Keith Smith Takes Expanded Role in Family's Egg Business in Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Keith Smith has been named vice president of sales at Keith Smith Co. in Hot Springs.

Ritter Grain Operations in Marked Tree Sold to Poinsett Rice & Grain

by Gwen Moritz 3/7/2017 12:06 pm

Ritter Agribusiness of Marked Tree is exiting the grain services business, having sold its grain operations in Marked Tree and with plans to shut down a small operation in Craighead County at the end of the month.

Tennessee Farm Working With Tyson Foods Finds Bird Flu

by Jo Winterbottom, Reuters 3/6/2017 09:59 am

A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc., and the birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system.

Socialism, $3-An-Acre Land And Teaching Farm Wives How To Brush Their Teeth

by Kyle Massey 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Though it lasted only a decade, the Dyess Colony gave hundreds of rural Arkansas families hope during the darkest days of the Depression.

Lawsuit Alleges Companies Attempted To Break Egg Farmers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

An Oklahoma farmer of pasture-raised eggs has filed a lawsuit in district court in Adair County against two egg companies, including Arkansas Egg Co. of Summers (Washington County).

What Is Economic Nationalism? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Consumers need to understand that the cost of a move toward economic nationalism is a cost that will be borne by us all.

Audrey House Says Arkansas Shouldn't Keep Its Wine Sales Bottled Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

When Audrey House was 21, she moved to Altus, bought 20 acres from Al Wiederkehr and set about starting her own vineyard and winery operation, which she called Chateau Aux Arc.

Johnny Cash's Footsteps Lead Tourists Back in Time to Dyess

by Kyle Massey 3/6/2017 12:00 am

The legacy of American musician Johnny Cash attracts history buffs and music fans from dozens of countries and every state to his boyhood home in the Historic Dyess Colony, the largest agricultural resettlement of the Depression-era New Deal.

Tyson Foods CEO to Headline Economic Development Lunch

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 10:56 am

Tom Hayes, president and CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, will headline the Arkansas Economic Development Foundation Luncheon on April 18 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Tyson Foods Board Member Resigns

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 10:19 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says Brad Sauer is stepping down from its board of directors after nine years. His resignation is effective immediately.

Deltic Timber Names New CEO, Fires CFO

by Lance Turner 2/27/2017 10:10 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado names John D. Enlow, formerly of Weyerhaeuser, as its new chief executive and revealed that it had fired its chief financial officer for misappropriating "certain Company assets for personal use."

Farmers Bank Shareholders Set for $4.5 Million Cash Out

by George Waldon 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The pending $4.5 million sale of Farmers Bank of Hamburg will further pare the headcount of Arkansas lenders with less than $50 million in assets to four.

Deltic Timber Shares Spike as Filing Reports Buyout Interest

by Lance Turner 2/23/2017 11:02 am

Shares of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado hit a new 52-week high Wednesday after a filing said the timber and real estate firm had been "approached by multiple parties interested in merging with or acquiring" the company.

Tyson Foods Quickens Shift from Antibiotics in Chicken

by Tom Polansek, Reuters 2/21/2017 11:59 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, accelerating the meat sector's shift away from the drugs.

Video: Tyson Unveils New Corporate Logo, Growth Strategy at Conference

by Lance Turner 2/21/2017 11:51 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale unveils a new corporate logo and more details about its growth strategy at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference in Boca Raton, Florida.

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