Agriculture Archive

Metroplan: Slow, Steady Growth and More Youth in Urban Core

by Mark Carter 1/6/2014 09:46 am

Metroplan releases its 2013 "Economic Review and Outlook," revealing slow but steady economic growth for central Arkansas and growth in the number of young adults seeking homes in the urban core.

Agriculture Land Produces $2.6M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/6/2014 12:00 am

Farmland along the Pulaski-Lonoke County line drew a $2.6 million transaction. Other recent big transactions include a west Little Rock office building and a commercial site in North Little Rock

Allens Debts Higher Than Expected

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2014 12:00 am

Allens Inc.'s debts are now itemized and total $289.9 million. That's about $10 million more than was estimated when the Siloam Springs company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of October.

Wal-Mart Recalls Tainted Donkey Meat in China

by Lance Turner 1/2/2014 11:34 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is recalling donkey meat sold in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals, including fox, according to Reuters.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Wednesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2013 11:30 am will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Wednesday, New Year's Day.

Unbuilt Steel Mill Biggest 2013 Arkansas Economic News

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 12/30/2013 08:46 am

A $1.1 billion steel mill proposed for northeast Arkansas was the state's biggest economic announcement of 2013, but excitement over the plant was tempered by job losses elsewhere in Arkansas.

Banner Year in Arkansas: The Top 10 Business Stories of 2013

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Readers were kept on their toes in 2013: Bank companies blurred lines by merging, Democrats felt the hangover of the 2012 elections while the GOP continued dancing with the stars. Some developers got lucky with new business while others felt the pull of gravity in the courtroom after breaking bad.

Trigger Alerts: The Best & Worst of 2013

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

There was good news and there was bad news in Arkansas in 2013. And in case you've forgotten the details, Arkansas Business has compiled some of the staff's favorite moments.

Things That Matter: The Best Quotes of 2013

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Conflicts, like the one between Stehens Inc. and Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure, and stress, as Scooter Stuart was under before his death, can lead to memorable comments.

Arkansas Business' Spotlight 2013: Notable Deaths

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Doyle Rogers Sr., Alexa Dillard, Cal Ledbetter, Pat Summerall and Stephen LaFrance Sr. were among 18 business leaders and notable professionals who died in 2013.

Top 10 Online Stories of 2013: Fraud, Development, Paula Deen Attract Reader Attention

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Business' Oct. 14 cover story detailing a long-running, $15 million Medicaid fraud by a Mountain Home doctor was the most-read story online in 2013, according to traffic data from

Scott Acreage Highlight Trio of Lonoke County Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

A trio of Lonoke County properties all drew seven-digit deals. Leading the pack was an agri transaction totaling $5.1 million.

Arkansas Soybean Association Names Big Bushel Winners

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

The Arkansas Soybean Association in Little Rock recently announced the winners of the 2013 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest and the Race for 100 winners.

Gov. Mike Beebe on His Fiscal Forecast for '15, What He'll Say to His Successor

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Mike Beebe was elected governor in 2006 after having served 20 years in the state Senate and a four-year term as state attorney general. Beebe won re-election to his second, and final, term in 2010. During his administration he has focused on education, economic development and tax reform.

John Tyson Reaps $20 Million in Pay, Stock Options

by Gwen Moritz 12/20/2013 03:48 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. also paid $29.85 million to a Tyson family-owned company for 1 million shares of Class B stock, the newly release proxy reveals.

Delta Regional Authority Invests in Eastern Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2013 02:41 pm

The Delta Regional Authority plans to invest in a sustainable agriculture food system in the Arkansas Delta.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs in Conway, Pine Bluff and Fort Smith

by Lance Turner 12/18/2013 08:13 am

Tuesday's jobs announcement in Mountain Home was only one of several in what's turned out to be a busy week for employers looking to ramp up operations in Arkansas.

John Tyson Marks 20 Years of Holiday Donations to Watershed

by Mark Carter 12/17/2013 12:40 pm

Led by Chairman John Tyson, Tyson Foods Inc. delivers 30,000 pounds of meat to Little Rock's Watershed Project to help hunger relief efforts. The delivery marked the 20th year of Tyson's relationship with Watershed.

Seneca Foods Corp. Wants to Buy Allens Inc. In $148M Deal

by Lance Turner 12/17/2013 07:47 am

Seneca Foods Corp. of Marion, N.Y., says it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire "substantially all the operating assets" of Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs, the privately held canning company that filed bankruptcy.

Scientist in Custody in Seed Theft Conspiracy

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 12/15/2013 02:10 pm

A federal judge in Arkansas has ordered an agricultural scientist from China who's accused of conspiring to steal seeds to remain in custody.