Agriculture Archive

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2015 04:19 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments.

Allport Farmland, Saline County Properties Make Up Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Farmland in Lonoke County, a neighborhood retail center in Bryant and an urgent care project in Benton provide the triple bill for this week's seven-digit deals.

Planning Key For Passing On Illiquid Assets

by Marty Cook 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Estate planning may be a simple, two-page will and testament that specifies who gets the savings account balance and the 2005 Toyota Camry. The deceased's assets can range from cash to shares of stock to rental houses to acres of land.

Tyson Pledges $50M to Help End Hunger

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/3/2015 08:56 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is pledging $50 million in cash and in-kind donations over the next five years in the fight against hunger, after donating 100 million pounds of food over the past 15 years.

Beige Book Indicates Economic Growth in St. Louis District

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2015 02:04 pm

Economic activity in the St. Louis District has continued to increase at a moderate pace since the previous "Beige Book" in July and year-over-year home sales in June increased 7 percent in Little Rock.

Peco Foods Development Heading to 2016 Launch

by George Waldon 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Work on the new $200 million integrated poultry operation of Peco Foods Inc. is changing the landscape in northeast Arkansas. The nearly 200-acre poultry plant complex site near Pocahontas, assembled in three buys totaling almost $1.4 million in February 2014, is the centerpiece of construction activity.

Game & Fish Sets Duck Season at 60 Days

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2015 08:42 am

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission has set the upcoming duck season at 60 days, the 19th consecutive year it has done so.

Austin Powers Central Arkansas Population Gains

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Smaller cities in central Arkansas are seeing the biggest population gains by percentage, according to the most recent “Metrotrends” report, released last month by Metroplan. Metroplan is a voluntary association of local area governments that serves as the metropolitan region's planning agency.

Tyson Closing Iowa Beef Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2015 04:12 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Friday it was closing a beef production plant in Denison, Iowa, that would affect 400 employees.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Lonoke County Farmland, Hurricane Lake Lots Highlight Tri-County Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

More than 570 acres in Lonoke County, 37 residential lots in Saline County, land for a commercial redevelopment in Benton and a big home in west Little Rock provide this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

Tyson Foods' Net Income Up 32 Percent, But Beef Market Cuts Forecast

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 8/3/2015 07:01 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $343 million, or 83 cents per share, up 32 percent from $260 million, or 73 cents per share, during the same quarter last year.

Stuttgart Mess Leads to Lawsuit for Mid-South Industrial

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A contractor has been hit with a $2.6 million lawsuit for allegedly failing to clean up after itself at a Stuttgart food plant in 2013.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Tyson Foods Adds Mikel Durham to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2015 10:23 am

Mikel Durham, 52, is COO of CSM Bakery Solutions, a private bakery supply manufacturer based in Atlanta. Her appointment is effective immediately.

Million-Dollar Quartet Comprised of Farmland, Rural Spreads

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

A pair of farms in Lonoke County, a 6,600-SF restaurant in Bryant and a rural spread in Faulkner County provide this week's foursome of seven-digit deals.

Simmons First National Ramps Up Growth Via Acquisition

by George Waldon 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. covered some serious ground among growth-minded Arkansas lenders on the acquisition trail. Tandem out-of-state, stock-swap purchases during the first quarter increased the size of the Pine Bluff bank holding company by a whopping 65 percent.

Rob Anderson Joins Arkansas Farm Bureau as PR Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Rob Anderson, formerly the director of content strategy for three years at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods in Little Rock, has been hired as director of public relations at Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Fayetteville Company Sues After Getting Stiffed on Chicken Fat

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Kow Commodities Inc. of Fayetteville said it delivered poultry fat and other products to Ethos Holdings LLC of Southlake, Texas, but was stiffed on the bill, according to a lawsuit that is now in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville.