Agriculture Archive

Allens Inc. Cited by USDA for Unpaid Produce

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Bankrupt Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for failing to pay for $9.8 million worth of produce.

Arkansas Business Looks Back at Notable Deaths of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

John Paul Hammerschmidt, Buddy Sutton, Dick Bell, Jim Gaston, Bill Valentine and John Correnti were among the Arkansas political, business and sports leaders who died in 2015.

‘We Were All Going To Get Rich': Arkansas Business' Best Quotes of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

It's what they said: A look back at the spoken gems from some of the biggest newsmakers of the year in Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Presents The Best & Worst of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

From truths to tall tales, Arkansas Business takes a look at the highs and lows of 2015.

Buying Sprees of Arkansas Banks Tops List of Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2015

by George Waldon 12/21/2015 12:00 am

The acquisition trail was well traveled by Arkansas lenders in 2015, with the most prominent destinations for new deals lying in Georgia, Florida and Missouri.

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business readers are, for the most part, good men and women of business — as was Charles Dickens himself. May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence.

Asa Hutchinson on Economic Qualities That Make Arkansas an 'Easy Sell'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to Arkansas Business about Sun Paper, how he sells Arkansas, what he's looking for in a new state Department of Human Services director and much more.

Poultry Federation Names New Business Development Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2015 12:01 pm

As business development director, Rachel Reginelli will lead membership development, overall marketing and communications efforts, media relations and more.

Tyson Foods CEO Sees Pay Package Rise in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2015 11:46 am

CEO Donnie Smith of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale saw his compensation rise slightly in 2015, according to the company's proxy filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Simmons Foods to Spend $26M on New Facility, Create 78 Jobs

by Lance Turner 12/15/2015 04:09 pm

Simmons Feed Ingredients, part of Simmons Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs, said Tuesday that it will invest $26 million in its new 89,125­-SF pet food ingredient facility, generating 78 new jobs.

List of Top Stockholders in Arkansas Sees Retailers' Stock Fortunes Plummet

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2015 12:00 am

The Waltons are in no danger of losing the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's top stockholders, with $99 billion in just those stock holdings that they are required to disclose publicly under U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission regulations.

Children's Shelter Receives $47K from Tyson

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2015 02:37 pm

Tyson Foods donated $47,610 for the Fort Smith Children's Emergency Shelter “Happy Plate” food service program the shelter announced Wednesday.

Mike Beebe Joins Tyson Foods' Board of Directors

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2015 03:15 pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has been named to the board of directors of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, the publicly traded meat processor announced Wednesday.

Agriculture Summit to Highlight Farm Economy, Weed Management

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 02:21 pm

An agricultural summit sponsored by Simmons First National Bank will take place Jan. 20 at Dumas, featuring several agricultural experts.

Self-Employed Predominate in Agriculture, Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Self-employed Americans and those whom they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, according to the Pew Research Center.

Wal-Mart's Greg Foran No. 1 In Exec Pay At $19.5M

by Gwen Moritz 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Foran received stock awards in April 2014 for his performance as CEO of Walmart Asia and then more stock as part of a three-year performance incentive program when he was named in August 2014 to succeed Bill Simon as CEO of Walmart stores in the United States.

Asa Hutchinson Talks Importance of Agriculture, Relations with Cuba

by Alexis Hosticka 12/3/2015 03:40 pm

Having grown up the son of a farmer, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he understands the importance of agriculture in the state, calling it part of "who we are" and noting that one in six Arkansas jobs are related to the industry.

Veach: Arkansas Agriculture Industry Works to Maintain, Expand Trade

by Alexis Hosticka 12/3/2015 10:51 am

Arkansas agriculture is a $20 billion industry and 30 percent of the state's commodities are exported, according to Randy Veach, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau. Veach spoke about trade issues and Arkansas' international relations during a session at the organization's 81st annual meeting, which is taking place through Friday in Little Rock.

Tyson Foods Names VP of Finance for Retail Packaged Brands Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2015 10:40 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Thursday that Garrett Olson has promoted to vice president of finance for the meat processor's retail packaged brands group.

Tyson Foods 4Q Net Income Up 88 Percent

by Lance Turner and Mark Carter 11/23/2015 07:17 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday reported an 88 percent increase in a key measure of profit as its prepared foods and chicken segments continued to show growth.