Agriculture Archive

Decision-Making in an Uncertain Environment (Karen Moustafa Leonard Expert Advice)

by Karen Moustafa Leonard 5/19/2014 12:00 am

We all make decisions every day. But in uncertain external and internal business environments, organizational decision-making is becoming a more complicated art. Both environments offer unique challenges for every leader.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2014 09:51 am

The Arkansas unemployment rate for April dropped to 6.6 percent, according to data released Friday by the state's Department of Workforce Services.

Promotions Bloom at Aromatique Inc. (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

Judy Balderree, previously vice president of retail sales, has been promoted to executive vice president of merchandizing and design at Aromatique Inc. of Heber Springs. Carlton Collier, previously vice president of sales and marketing, has been promoted to EVP of product development and strategic marketing.

Lawyers Show Muscle in Allens Bankruptcy Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

As the bankruptcy case of Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs continues to wend its way through the court system, the legal bills are adding up to an amount fairly described as eye-popping.

Northwest Arkansas Council Surveys Market for Local Foods

by Marty Cook 5/7/2014 04:56 pm

Mike Harvey wants to help hook up speciality farmers with niche restaurants.

Tyson Foods' 2Q Profit Up 124 Percent, A Record

by Lance Turner 5/5/2014 07:17 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on reports record second-quarter profit, which rose 124 percent to $213 million from the same time last year.

Incoming ASU Business Dean Shane Hunt Plans for A New Era In Business

by Luke Jones 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Shane Hunt won't officially start his new job as Arkansas State University's business dean until June 16, but he already has plans for future Arkansas entrepreneurs.

New Hires Saddle Up at Livestock Show Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Sherman Lites has been hired as livestock administrator by the Arkansas Livestock Show Association of Little Rock, and Will Hornburg has been hired as director of sales and promotions.

Chick-Fil-A Included in Six-Pack of Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/5/2014 12:00 am

The latest installment of seven-digit deals kicks off with a 49,100-SF office building in west Little Rock and includes million-dollar manors and more.

VCC Climbs to No. 1 with Revenue of $607M

by George Waldon 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Business among the largest Arkansas general contractors was down as a group during 2013. Nine of the firms on this year's list of largest commercial contractors recorded revenue gains while 13 reported declines. Three firms reported no change.

Top 20 Arkansas Highway Projects Survive Fiscal Cliff as AHTD Pares Down Roster

by George Waldon 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Contracts totaling $100.4 million recently were awarded for 70 highway improvement projects around Arkansas. The dollar total could've topped $160 million if it weren't for the looming shadow of the Fiscal Cliff.

$100M Station in Central Arkansas Proposed Along Planned Wind Highway

by Luke Jones 4/28/2014 12:00 am

A $2 billion, 750-mile transmission line project has been altered so that Arkansans will benefit from the wind energy highway that will be built through the state in coming years.

Get Tickets for Arkansas Business Power Breakfast Panel on Boards of Directors

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/25/2014 04:29 pm

Arkansas Business presents a new event series called Power Breakfast. This program features experts who will share strategies for building an effective board of directors and being an impactful board member. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.

Speaking at Farm Bureau Forum, Tom Cotton Defends 'No' Vote On Farm Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/22/2014 03:59 pm

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.

Winter Weather Blamed for Deltic Timber's 27 Percent Decline in 1Q Earnings

by Gwen Moritz 4/21/2014 03:43 pm

Harsh winter weather conditions are being blamed for a 27.5 percent decrease in first-quarter profits at Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado, despite a 33.2 percent increase in revenue.

New Allens Inc. Owners Offer Big Plans with Siloam Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2014 12:00 am

Siloam Springs officials are trying to figure out how to help Allens Inc. efficiently dispose of wastewater generated by increased production at “Plant 1” outside the city limits.

April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

by Mark Carter 4/16/2014 01:30 pm

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks.

Deadline to Nominate for Arkansas Export Awards is April 30

by Mark Carter 4/16/2014 09:46 am

The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated.

More Million-Dollar Homes Sold in Pulaski County During 2013

by Mark Friedman 4/14/2014 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County saw a slight increase in 2013. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, which compares with either 12 or 13 in 2012.

Therma-Flite Planning $1.6 Million Expansion

by Luke Jones 4/14/2014 12:00 am

Therma-Flite of Benicia, Calif., is planning for an expansion of its El Dorado facility that's expected to cost up to $1.6 million.