Agriculture Archive

Update: Tyson Responds to Letter Asking Company to Reduce Pollution

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/9/2017 09:55 am

The national "Clean It Up, Tyson!" Campaign announced Monday that Fayetteville will join its effort to hold Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale accountable for water pollution.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

Nursing Homes Combine For $9.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Rolling Hills H.C. Inc., led by Joey Wiggins, purchased the 139-room Sandalwood Healthcare project at 2600 John Barrow Road for $5 million and the 70-room Chenal Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center at 3115 S. Bowman Road for $4.1 million.

Despite Floods, Rice Crop Expected to Produce Strong Yield

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 10/2/2017 02:51 pm

"I've been farming since 1982 and this year we were ahead of the game," recalled Mitch Brown of B and B Farms in Corning. "I thought it was going to be an easy year, but then the perfect storm hit."

As State Looks for Banks, Big Names Poised to Enter Medical Marijuana Industry

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

If at least one Arkansas bank doesn't step up to the plate by Dec. 1, legislators will look for another option to protect the state from the dangers of an all-cash industry.

Tyson Foods Raises Fiscal Year Guidance, Will Cut 450 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2017 03:35 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, citing strong performance in its beef segment, raised its fiscal year guidance but also said it would cut 450 jobs as it integrates AdvancePierre Foods, which it purchased earlier this year.

Simmons Foods to Build New $300M Chicken Plant in Benton County

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 03:36 pm

Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs said Wednesday that it will spend $300 million on a new chicken facility that will create about 1,500 jobs in Benton County. The company said the facility will produce fresh and frozen chicken products for retail and restaurant customers.

Tyson Foods Pays $2.5M in Fish Kill Plea Deal

by Lance Turner 9/27/2017 01:39 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale signs off on a $2.5 million plea agreement related to a pair of Clean Water Act violations at its processing plant in Monett, Missouri.

Delta Plastics Takes Over As Title Sponsor Of Governor's Cup

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/26/2017 01:58 pm

Delta Plastics of Little Rock succeeds the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation as the title sponsor of the Arkansas Governor's Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

This is the ninth 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.

Del Monte Foods Sells Sager Creek, Siloam Springs Plant Closes

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/20/2017 09:58 am

Del Monte Foods Inc. of San Francisco sells its Sager Creek vegetable business to McCall Farms Inc. of Effingham, South Carolina, and that the sale will result in the closure of a production facility in Siloam Springs.

Report: County Commission in Kansas Rescinds $500M Pledge for Tyson Foods Plant

by Lance Turner 9/19/2017 01:24 pm

Tyson Foods' plans for a $320 million poultry processing plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas, have hit a snag.

Competing Net Metering Proposals Filed With PSC

by Kyle Massey 9/19/2017 11:46 am

Two subgroups of a panel formed to make recommendations on the future of solar energy development in Arkansas have presented competing proposals to the state PSC, which has been studying net metering.

Land O' Lakes Subsidiary Buys Armor Seed

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 05:17 pm

Armor Seed LLC of Jonesboro, one of the largest regional seed providers in the country, has been acquired by Winfield United, a subsidiary of Land O' Lakes of Arden Hills, Minnesota.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 03:11 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced appointments to boards and commissions.

Even as Irma Loses Punch, Farmers Race the Wind

by Kyle Massey 9/12/2017 03:39 pm

Less than two weeks after facing the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, DeWitt farmer Tom Jacobs was back in his corn and rice fields Monday and Tuesday, racing the winds and rain stirred by what's left of Hurricane Irma.

Brandon Kemp Accepts Interim Position at A-State (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Brandon Kemp has been named interim associate dean of the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and will lead the engineering programs for the 2017-18 academic year.

Tyson Foods Commits to Food Sustainability

by Marty Cook 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes says his company's commitment to creating a sustainable food program can help create a healthier environment, a healthier workforce and healthier animals.

First Pentecostal Church of Bryant Sold for $3.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

A church, residential property and rural acreage in Saline County combine with a Lonoke County farm for a six-pack of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions.

Terracon's David Hopkins Sets Sites on Solar

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

David Hopkins has almost 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and marketing, most recently as the senior principal/office manager at Terracon Consultants Inc.