Agriculture Archive

Conifex Timber Gets $130M to Restart El Dorado Sawmill

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/2/2017 08:00 am

Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver said this week that it received a $130 million secured revolving credit facility to fund the modernization and restart of its sawmill in El Dorado.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

Incoming Tyson CEO Tom Hayes Earned $4.6M in 2016

by Marty Cook 12/23/2016 08:38 am

Incoming Tyson Foods Inc. CEO Tom Hayes earned $4.6 million in compensation from the company in 2016, according to Tyson's proxy filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

UA Professor Incoming President of National Soil Society

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2016 04:23 pm

The University of Arkansas announced Thursday that Professor Andrew Sharpley will begin his term as president of the Soil Society of America on Jan. 1.

Conservation Projects Awarded $8.3M in Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2016 09:11 am

The Arkansas Rice Federation says that three projects in Arkansas have been awarded $8.38 million for the 2017 fiscal year through the competitive Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

Tyson Foods to Spend $13.5M to Improve Kentucky Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/20/2016 02:38 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces a $13.5 million project to improve its poultry plant in Robards, Kentucky. The project is expected to create 66 jobs there.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 12:00 am

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

Dickens: Relevant 173 Years Later (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/19/2016 12:00 am

If you have the luxury of Abundance, perhaps you'll take time to remember — “at this festive season of the year”— the many who feel keen Want, even in this great and generous nation.

Sun Paper, McFadden Stories Grab Online Attention in 2016

by Lance Turner 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Stories about major new economic development projects and new jobs are reliable online traffic drivers, but stories about prominent Arkansas figures or how other people's money is spent drove clicks at ArkansasBusiness.com.

Christmas by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Cheryl S. Miller Joins Tyson Foods Board of Directors

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2016 11:53 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says Cheryl S. Miller, the chief financial officer for America's largest auto retailer, has joined its board of directors.

New Owners Aim to Reopen Summit Poultry in Pine Bluff

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/13/2016 02:11 pm

Summit Poultry Inc. has a pair of new owners who aim to reopen the company next month at the former Horizon plant in Pine Bluff and employ more than 100 people.

George's Inc. Hires New VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2016 03:46 pm

George's Inc. of Springdale announced Monday that it has hired David Jetter as vice president of culinary innovation and product development.

Strong Stocks Lift Fortunes on Arkansas Wealthiest Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 12/12/2016 12:00 am

The top stockholders, as always, are the heirs of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. founder Sam Walton. Their disclosed stock in the Bentonville retailer was valued at $112.7 billion as of Dec. 2.

Dr. Stavros Manolagas Receives Award for VA Work (Movers & Shakers)

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

Dr. Stavros Manolagas has been named the 2016 recipient of the Veterans Administration Biomedical Laboratory Research & Development Service's highest honor, the William S. Middleton Award.

Past Arkansas Rice Federation Chair Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2016 10:17 am

Arkansas rice farmer Gary Sebree of Almyra was awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday at the USA Rice Outlook Conference.

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