Agriculture Archive

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

UA to Host Annual Turfgrass Field Day

by Alexis Hosticka 7/29/2016 02:52 pm

The University of Arkansas' annual Turfgass Field Day begins Wednesday at the Agricultural Research Center in Fayetteville, providing networking and insight for those in the lawn and landscaping, golf course, and sports industries.

Arkansas Rice Expo Panel to Peer Into Future for Rice Markets

by Mary Hightower, UA System Division of Agriculture 7/28/2016 12:37 pm

The Arkansas Rice Expo returns to Stuttgart's Grand Prairie Center, 2807 Highway 165 South. Doors open at 8 a.m. and will finish up with a complementary lunch. The annual half-day event celebrates a crop that in 2013 was valued at nearly $1.3 billion for Arkansas' economy.

Arkansas Urban Forestry Council Elevates Two to Leadership Roles (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Danielle Shasteen of Bentonville and Daniel Hurst of Dumas have been re-elected to the board of directors of the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council for a second three-year term.

Banker Randy Scott Plays Part on East Arkansas Farm Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Randy Scott is the president and chief operating officer of Farmers Bank & Trust in Blytheville. A 26-year veteran of banking, he has worked the last 16 years at Farmers.

Pond Turnovers, Fish Kills an Inconvenient Possibility During Summer Season

by Will Hehemann, UAPB School of Agriculture 7/21/2016 12:37 pm

During the hot summer months, farm pond owners often face the frustrating prospect of losing some of their fish population to oxygen depletion in the water.

USA Rice Elects Brian King Board Chairman

by Sarah Campbell 7/21/2016 11:05 am

The USA Rice board of directors elects Brian King of Erwin Keith Inc. as its new chairman.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 09:12 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Beige Book: Economy Improving, Modest Job Growth Across US

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2016 10:19 am

The U.S. economy has continued to improve at a modest pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions, released Wednesday.

Hutchinson Expects Results From European Trip, Cites Business Leads

by Lance Turner 7/13/2016 10:48 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston officially opened an office in Berlin on Tuesday, as the pair begins to wrap up a trade mission in Europe.

UAMS, Arkansas Children's Receive $1.4M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2016 10:21 am

Scientists at Arkansas Children's Research Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have received a $1.4 million grant from the USDA to find out why obesity rates in Arkansas are among the worst in the nation, the organizations announced in a news release Wednesday.

Conway Horse Ranch Leads Recent Seven-Digit Deals in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Equestrian acreage, an office project and a convenience store provide a Conway trio of million-dollar transactions.

Livestock Water Requirements Increase with Higher Temperatures

by Fred Miller, UA System Division of Agriculture 7/7/2016 01:27 pm

As summer temperatures climb into the 90s, a University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture animal scientist warns livestock producers that their cattle's water requirements increase substantially.

USDA Awards $14.6M for Arkansas Wetlands Restoration

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2016 12:42 pm

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday that USDA is awarding $44.6 million through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to support 10 wetland enhancement projects on private and tribal agricultural lands in 12 States.

Clark Family Foundation Gives $2.5M to Arkansas Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2016 11:52 am

The family of the late David M. Clark is giving $2.5 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital, the hospital announced Wednesday.

A Big Boost for Drones in Business (Micah Goodwin Expert Advice)

by Micah Goodwin 6/30/2016 01:44 pm

If you've ever thought about using drones for your business, now is the time to start.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2016 10:44 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments to state boards, commissions and other entities.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Farmland Produces $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Resicomm Properties LLC, led by Bryan and Sonja Glaze, bought the 1,145-acre farm in southeast Pulaski County, a mile southeast of Sweet Home along Fourche Creek and Harper Road.

With Unemployment Low, Arkansas Economists Weigh Effects

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2016 11:02 am

While two Arkansas economists don't expect state unemployment to fall much further, the effect of historically low jobless levels could put workers at an advantage when seeking a new job or higher wages.