Agriculture Archive

As Marijuana Industry Beckons, Banks Just Say No

by Gwen Moritz 7/24/2017 12:00 am

On one side is a new industry desperately needing local banking services. On the other side are bankers salivating at potential deposits and fee revenue. Between them is a federal government that outlaws marijuana.

Lindsey Triplett Moves to Farm Credit of Western Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Lindsey Triplett has been hired as a communications specialist at Farm Credit of Western Arkansas in Russellville.

Stuttgart's Stratton Seed Gets PSC Approval for 1MW Solar Array

by Kyle Massey 7/13/2017 10:33 am

Stratton Seed Co. of Stuttgart plans to build a 1-megawatt solar array capable of supplying power to all 11 of its facilities in Arkansas and Lonoke counties.

Hutchinson Appoints Stan Jones to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2017 02:24 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday appointed Stan Jones of Walnut Ridge to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

With Ducks In Row, Little Siberia Land Deal Closes

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

George Dunklin Jr., former chairman of Ducks Unlimited and owner of the Five Oaks Hunting Lodge, acquired the property earlier this year through Little Siberia LLC.

Tyson Foods to Spend $60M, Expand Pennsylvania Distribution Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2017 08:49 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it will invest $59.7 million to expand its distribution center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

Ray Rogers Timber Lists $2.1M in Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

A Nashville (Howard County) timber firm has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, listing $2.1 million in debt.

Medical Marijuana Rollout Sparks Interest Among Arkansas Entrepreneurs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2017 12:00 am

The state began accepting applications Friday from those wishing to grow and sell marijuana for medical use, but when the drug might make into the hands of patients is still anyone's guess.

McGehee Farmers Deploy Internet-of-Things Irrigation Products

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas farmers Jim and Sam Whitaker are making investments in Internet-of-Things technology designed to help them save time, money and water.

Stephens Inc. Capitalism Series Features a Familiar Face, Jack Stephens

by Kyle Massey 6/30/2017 11:56 am

Stephens Inc., which launched a multimedia series in May dedicated to bolstering the image of capitalism, is focusing on one of its own — Jack Stephens — in its latest short film in the series.

Tyson Names George Chappelle Chief Integration Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2017 03:01 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Friday named George Chappelle chief integration officer.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/21/2017 11:11 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Trump's Cuba Plan Puts Stone in Path of A Better Relationship (Ed Kardas Commentary)

by Ed Kardas 6/20/2017 09:49 am

Friday's news about Cuba was disheartening to Southern Arkansas University professor and Cuba expert Ed Kardas.

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016

by Marty Cook 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The number of seven-figure homes sold in Washington and Benton counties almost tripled in 2016 compared with the previous year.

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016

by Mark Friedman 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Sales of luxury homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2016 to a number not seen since Arkansas Business began tracking them in 2004 – 29 homes sold for $1 million or more, up from 20 in 2015.

Trump Grants Request for Disaster Assistance in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2017 11:09 am

President Trump has granted the governor's request for a disaster declaration for the state after damage due to storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 26 to May 19.

Family: Tyson Foods' Matt Mika Remains in Critical Condition

by Sam Hoisington 6/15/2017 10:37 am

A lobbyist for Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale remains in critical condition Thursday after being shot at a Congressional baseball team practice Wednesday.

Updated: Tyson Lobbyist Critical After Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

by Sam Hoisington 6/14/2017 11:15 am

A lobbyist for Tyson Foods Inc. was among those injured in a shooting Wednesday morning at Congressional baseball team practice, Tyson has confirmed.

China a Step Closer to Resuming US Beef Imports

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 06:52 am

China is a step closer to allowing imports of U.S. beef for the first time in almost 14 years.

Tyson Names Scott Spradley Chief Technology Officer

by Marty Cook 6/12/2017 12:51 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces Scott Spradley as the company's chief technology officer.