Agriculture Archive

Melissa Beck: Agriculture A 'Perfect' Industry for Women

by Alexis Hosticka 2/18/2016 10:59 am

Ahead of Arkansas Women in Agriculture conference next month, Arkansas Business talks to Melissa Beck, the group's board president, about the state of agriculture and women working in the industry.

Whole Foods Market Looking To Tap Fayetteville Shoppers

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

The Whole Foods Market set to open in Fayetteville on March 2 will include a beer and wine bar and a 1,500-SF, 16-tap taproom offering local brews from Core Brewing, based in Springdale, and Fossil Cove Brewing, based in Fayetteville.

Unemployment Falls in Arkansas Metros in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment in Arkansas' metropolitan areas has fallen significantly in the last year, notes Michael Pakko, an economist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 28th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 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. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

Report: Jonesboro Weathered Recession Well, Leads State in Job Growth

by George Jared 2/12/2016 08:54 am

Jonesboro fared much better than other Arkansas cities during the economic downturn, and its job growth continues to be a standard-bearer in the Natural State.

Terry Walker Named Director of Arkansas State Plant Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2016 10:48 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Terry Walker as Director of the Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB), a division of the Arkansas Agriculture Department, as of January 16, 2016. Walker has been employed with the ASPB for 13 years and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.

Personal Income in Arkansas Metro Areas See Increase

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The eight metropolitan areas of Arkansas reported increases in local area personal income in 2014, with growth ranging from 1.6 percent in Pine Bluff to 4.1 percent in Fort Smith.

Crawford: Cuban Market Could Boost Arkansas, But Leaders Must Act Fast

by George Jared 2/7/2016 12:42 pm

Cuba's dependence on outside food sources could provide a $36 million annual boost to Arkansas' economy, particularly farmers in northeast Arkansas.

Tyson Foods Stock Jumps on Record 1Q Earnings

by Alexis Hosticka 2/5/2016 09:44 am

Tyson Foods Inc. on Friday reported first quarter income of $461 million, up 49 percent from the same period in 2015.

Dale Bartlett Items Sold at Auction

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Former Turner Grain co-owner Dale Bartlett's sale of rare coins brought in about $18,000, and all the items sold at the Jan. 14 auction generated nearly $60,000.

Latest Million-Dollar Deals Include Dollar General Store

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

A quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions is composed of two farms, residential lots and a Dollar General store.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2016 02:48 pm

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

Marvin Childers Elected to Lead National Poultry Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2016 02:16 pm

Marvin Childers, president of The Poultry Federation, has been elected to lead the State Poultry Executives Association.

Agreement Could Put Arkansas Milled Rice in China by Spring

by Alexis Hosticka 1/26/2016 04:37 pm

The U.S. and China have agreed on a phytosanitary protocol that could allow the first commercial imports of American milled rice to that country by this spring.

Amanda Mathis Steps Up at Natural Resources Conservation Service (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Amanda Mathis, formerly the district conservationist in Berryville and Searcy, has been named assistant state conservationist for the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Little Rock.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

Tyson Plans $28M Expansion of North Carolina Plant

by Mark Carter 1/20/2016 10:14 am

A grant of up to $300,000 is helping Tyson Foods Inc. subsidiary Hillshire Brands upgrade its plant in Tarboro, North Carolina, adding about 100 jobs.

Simmons Prepared Foods to Hire 100 in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2016 12:56 pm

Simmons Prepared Foods, part of Simmons Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs, said Tuesday that it is leasing space at Zero Mountain in Fort Smith and creating more than 100 jobs.

Former Tyson Foods COO Buddy Wray Dies

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 03:10 pm

Donald E. "Buddy" Wray, who served in several executive positions over decades with Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, has died, according to statements from the company.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.