Agriculture Archive

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Farm Bureau Appoints Two to State Women's Committee (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Alechia Meador and Donna Bemis have been appointed to the Farm Bureau's State Women's Committee

Tyson Foods Announces New Leadership Team

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 2/14/2017 02:36 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces an overhaul of its leadership team, a change under new CEO Tom Hayes, who took over the meat processor on Dec. 31.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Surety Bonds and Marijuana Dispensaries (Todd Bryant Commentary)

by Todd Bryant 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Among the requirements for the medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in Arkansas is a medical marijuana surety bond.

New CEO Tom Hayes Leads Tyson Foods' Annual Meeting

by Marty Cook 2/9/2017 12:39 pm

Just three days after reporting record first-quarter profits, Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale held its annual shareholders meeting at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale.

AGFC Renames Wildlife Area to Honor George Dunklin Jr.

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 10:37 am

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission votes to rename the Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area in honor of George Dunklin Jr. of Stuttgart.

Update: Tyson Foods 1Q Beats; Company Reports SEC Subpoena

by Reuters 2/6/2017 07:31 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit. It also said it received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Entergy's Latest Tech Effort: $215M in Smart Meters

by Kyle Massey 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Entergy Arkansas is the latest utility in the state to embrace smart-grid technology, committing $215 million to install smart meters and corresponding equipment for its 727,000 customers by 2021.

Playing the Trading Card (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/6/2017 12:00 am

If the United States were to impose onerous tariffs on foreign goods, the effect on Arkansas consumers would be higher prices.

George's Inc. Names Brian Coan Chief Customer Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2017 10:05 am

George's Inc. of Springdale says Brian Coan has joined the privately held poultry company in the newly created role of chief customer officer.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 06:00 am

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal.

Baptist Health Exec Faces Foreclosure on Conway Ranch, Restaurant

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Trouble is brewing for Joanie White-Wagoner, administrator and vice president at the new $150 million Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

True Tale Trounces Comic Fantasy at Dogpatch USA

by George Waldon 1/30/2017 12:00 am

The story of Dogpatch USA is a meandering one that now covers half a century. Its course resembles the winding, up-and-down path of Scenic Highway 7 that brought hundreds of thousands of visitors during its 25-year run.

I Need A Drink (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Taxpayers should not be paying for sodas in a country overwhelmed with obesity and diabetes.

In Praise Of Pragmatism (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Radical ideology rarely has anything of value to offer businesspeople. So the first few days of President Donald Trump's administration have rattled the agriculture industry in Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2017 08:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the appointments to boards and commissions.

Conway CVS Sold for $7.6 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Commercial property in Conway and farmland in Lonoke County form this week's five-piece of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

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