Agriculture Archive

Aubra Anthony: Sale of Anthony Forest Products Best for Family

by Jan Cottingham 10/12/2015 12:00 am

The $93.5 million sale of Anthony Forest Products Co. to a Canadian company was the best choice for the Anthony family, for the firm's employees, for the communities it operates in and for its customers and suppliers, said CEO Aubra Anthony.

Climate Change Drives Canadian Lumber Buying Spree

by Jan Cottingham 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Milder winters and warmer summers have meant higher survival rates for the mountain pine beetle, which has triggered an epidemic that began in the 1990s which had killed by 2012 946 million cubic yards of pine trees in British Columbia. More than 45 million acres of forest have been affected.

Forensic Audit Ordered But No Answers Yet in Turner Grain Collapse

by Mark Friedman 10/12/2015 12:00 am

More than a year after the collapse of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc., farmers and other creditors still don't know what happened to tens of millions of their dollars.

Arkansas Poultry Industry Braces for Bird Flu

by Marty Cook 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Many Arkansans are looking skyward, eager to see migrating ducks from the north flying though the state when hunting season opens in November. Many other Arkansans are looking in the same direction, but with anxiety rather than eagerness.

Forest Resources Center's Matthew Pelkki on Why Timber Industry Isn't Falling

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Matthew Pelkki has written more than 100 scholarly articles and been a lead investigator in 27 projects involving more than $6 million in research funding.

Update: Tyson Foods to Put 300 Workers in Downtown Springdale

by Marty Cook 10/8/2015 02:07 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Thursday announced plans to locate 300 workers in a new two-story, 44,000-SF building in downtown Springdale.

FEMA Gives Arkansas $574K for Flood Mapping

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/8/2015 11:10 am

A program by the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given more than $1.7 million to agencies in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma to maintain up-to-date flood hazard maps and other flood hazard information.

Arkansas Building Business Partnerships with Nigeria

by Alexis Hosticka 10/8/2015 11:04 am

The World Trade Center Arkansas announces deals with the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce to support Arkansas companies building strategic partnerships with Nigerian firms.

Tyson Foods Gives $1.3M to UA System's Agriculture Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 03:57 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Tuesday donated $1.3 million to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

$280K USDA Grant to Promote High-Paying, In-Demand Agriculture Careers

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2015 02:16 pm

The agriculture departments at Southern Arkansas University and the University of Arkansas are teaming up to take on the problem of declining numbers of agriculture students and more mouths to feed.

Governor: Arkansas Will Be in 'Top Tier' of Trading Partners with Cuba

by Lance Turner 9/29/2015 11:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked to reporters via telephone from Havana Tuesday as his economic development trip continues.

Canadian Company Buying Anthony Forest Products for $93.5M

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 09:12 pm

Anthony Forest Products Co. of El Dorado, one of the largest private companies in Arkansas, is being sold to publicly traded Canfor Corp. of Vancouver, the two companies announced late Monday afternoon.

Arkansas Rice Depot, Arkansas Foodbank to Merge

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 04:31 pm

The Arkansas Foodbank and the Arkansas Rice Depot said Friday that both organizations' boards of directors have voted to merge the nonprofts effective Jan. 1.

Fed Report Shows Jonesboro Employment Growth Outpacing Others

by Alexis Hosticka 9/23/2015 10:02 am

Employment growth in Jonesboro has exceeded the nation's growth for the ninth consecutive quarter, according to an August survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2015 08:56 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the appointments the state boards and commissions.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 11:41 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Friday announced the 57 new members of its Leadership Arkansas Class X.

Tyson to Add Workers, New Lines at Iowa Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 01:21 pm

Springdale-based Tyson Foods announced Wednesday that its beef and pork subsidiary, Tyson Fresh meats, would add roughly 60 workers and new lines of pork chops and roasts at its plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.