Agriculture Archive

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.

Coin Collection of Turner Grain's Dale Bartlett Heads for Auction

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Dale Bartlett, a former co-owner of Turner Grain Merchandising of Brinkley who filed for bankruptcy protection last year, will see his collectible coins put up for auction.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Tyson's Overtime Case

by Mark Friedman 11/23/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments earlier this month in a case brought by Tyson Foods Inc. that challenges a nearly $6 million class-action award involving overtime pay at its Iowa pork processing plant.

Arkansas Capital Corp. Changing Funding Model

by Mark Carter 11/20/2015 11:11 am

Arkansas Capital Corp. of Little Rock will no longer work with state government to provide small-business loans. For the first time in the organization's almost 60-year history, its funding model is changing.

Tyson Foods to Close 2 Plants, Cut 880 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2015 05:05 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is closing two of its prepared food plants in Chicago and Wisconsin and laying off 880 workers, it announced late Thursday afternoon. The plants are a pepperoni plant in Jefferson, Wisconsin, where 400 workers are being let go, and a plant in Chicago that makes prepared foods for the hospitality industry, where 480 are affected.

Duck Banding Research Funded by Monticello Companies

by Alexis Hosticka 11/19/2015 10:00 am

Douglas Osborne's research is a new spin on usual practice. Typically, duck banding programs focus on breeding grounds in the Midwest and Canada. But Osborne bands ducks where they winter.

Arkansas Businesses Ranked for LGBT Treatment

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2015 10:24 am

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization, released the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including three in Arkansas.

George's Inc. Hires Susan White As CFO

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:01 pm

George's Inc., a private poultry processing company in Springdale, hired Susan White as its CFO.

Chef Shuttle Adds Turkey Delivery for Thanksgiving

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2015 02:33 pm

Chef Shuttle announced Friday that it will accept orders for Thanksgiving turkeys from now through 10 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Hutchinson: Focused on Economic Development Through Education, Trips Abroad

by Alexis Hosticka 11/12/2015 02:11 pm

At the 87th annual Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce meeting, Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks on his computer education program and plans to attract Chinese and Japanese business prospects to Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson Plans Trade Mission to Japan, China

by Lance Turner 11/6/2015 02:14 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced plans to make his third international business development trip, this time to China and Japan on Nov. 15-24.

Canfor Completes $93.5M Deal for Anthony Forest Products

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 07:26 am

Canfor Corp. of Vancouver said it has completed its previously announced $93.5 million purchase of Anthony Forest Products Co. of El Dorado.

Hutchinson Calls on Congress to Allow Credit in Dealing with Cuba

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2015 03:22 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson continued his calls to further open Cuba to Arkansas businesses, urging Congress to allow "flexibility in credit extension" to the country as it re-establishes relations with the United States.

Todd Simmons Installed as Chair of National Chicken Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 11:42 am

Todd Simmons, CEO of Simmons Foods in Siloam Springs, was installed as the chairman of the National Chicken Council.

Here's North Little Rock's Top 10 Electric Customers for 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

North Little Rock Electric's annual report for bondholders, which contains its revenue and the kilowatt hours sold, also includes a list of the city's top 10 electric customers and how much they paid to keep the lights on.

Mark Lambert Hired at Arkansas Farm Bureau (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Mark Lambert has been hired as assistant director of commodity activities and economics in the commodity and regulatory affairs department of the Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Tyson Foods Increasing Hourly Pay at Chicken Plants

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2015 09:22 am

The move will affect hourly production, maintenance and refrigeration workers at 51 of Tyson's chicken plants, the company said. The raises will go into effect Nov. 1.

Slow Housing Recovery Drags on Deltic Timber Earnings

by Lance Turner 10/21/2015 03:41 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a net profit of just $38,000, down from $6 million in the same quarter last year.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 01:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced appointments to state boards and commissions.

Census Says Poverty Rate in US Stays Consistent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

The official poverty rate in the United States in 2014 was 14.8 percent, and 46.7 million people were in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The rate and number weren't statistically different from the 2013 estimates.