Agriculture Archive

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 02:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and more.

Asa Hutchinson to Promote Rice, Poultry on China Trip

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 11:54 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will travel to China to meet with existing and prospective business contacts and with government officials about opening the country to Arkansas rice and poultry.

Tyson Foods Buys Ownership Stake in Beyond Meat

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 04:59 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has taken a 5 percent ownership stake in plant-based protein producer Beyond Meat, both companies announced Monday.

Ray Dillon Retires from Deltic, Mark Leland Named Interim CEO

by Gwen Moritz 10/10/2016 04:36 pm

The board of directors of Deltic Timber Corp. announced Monday the retirement of Ray C. Dillon as president and CEO and elected a new director, D. Mark Leland, as interim president and CEO.

Duo of Lodge Deals Keep Ducks In Row in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Transactions involving two notable duck hunting properties in western Arkansas County, Little Siberia and Wild Wings, combined reportedly were worth over $13 million.

Cabot's Rockwood Shopping Center Sold in $3M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A 27,000-SF retail center in Cabot, more than 587 acres in Jefferson and Lonoke counties and a 5.5-acre commercial property in southwest Little Rock provide our trio of multimillion-dollar transactions this week.

Chemical Company Sues Delta Farmer Over Unpaid Bills

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A Woodruff County farmer was hit with a $525,000 default judgment for not repaying a debt for agricultural supplies.

Jeffrey Hignight Promoted at Glaub Farm in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Jeffrey Hignight has been promoted to farm manager and real estate broker at Glaub Farm Management LLC in Jonesboro.

Waltons Among Forbes' Top 20 Richest

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2016 01:31 pm

The Walton family has fallen out of the top 10 of Forbes magazine's list of the country's 400 richest people.

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.

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.

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.

Burgundy Book: Wages Increasing, Unemployment Declining

by Alexis Crowe 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.

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.