Agriculture Archive

After Long Ag Career, Bill Reed Grows Spiritually

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Bill Reed spent his career on the Grand Prairie, but he was raised in the Tennessee mountains. In retirement, he's aiming for even higher ground, at least metaphorically.

Ben Noble Gets 2nd Helping As a Rice Ambassador

by Kyle Massey 8/28/2017 12:00 am

It's no wonder Ben Noble jumped at a chance to work for Riceland Foods. Rice and land have shaped his life since infancy.

Tyson Foods: SEC Ends Price-Fixing Look, Won't Discipline Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2017 09:34 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded its investigation into price-fixing allegations and doesn't intend to recommend an enforcement action.

Tyson Foods Opens $31M Incubation Technology Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2017 09:50 am

Tyson Foods Inc. opened its Incubation Technology Center at the corner of East Huntsville Avenue and North Monitor Road in Springdale.

New Firm, Campbell Ward, Emerges From Noble Strategies

by Kyle Massey 8/23/2017 02:35 pm

Lauren Waldrip Ward and Becky Barnes Campbell form a new public affairs and public relations firm, Campbell Ward LLC.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association Names Board Chair

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 02:58 pm

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association names Dr. Regina Thurman of Fayetteville chairman of its board of directors.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 10:44 am

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

Arkansas Health Department Posts Restaurant Inspections Online

by Jan Cottingham 8/21/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Health Department earlier this month began posting restaurant inspection reports on its website, making reports on about 15,000 retail food establishments throughout the state publicly available.

The Influencers: Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

by Kyle Massey 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Tom Cotton inspires strong passions as Arkansas' junior senator, a dogged believer who rose from the family farm in Dardanelle to success at Harvard and Harvard Law, a Bronze Star in Afghanistan and national recognition as a young conservative firebrand.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Stays Level at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2017 09:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in July stayed at 3.4 percent. The record low was set in May and has remained unchanged for three months.

Where Immigration Policy Could Go Under Trump (Neemah Esmaeilpour Commentary)

by Neemah Esmaeilpour 8/18/2017 06:30 am

Donald Trump has wasted little time in trying to turn his campaign promises of immigration reform into policy. Changes to "legal" immigration have the potential of making a big impact on employers.

Tyson Foods to Expand Tennessee Plant, Add 300 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/16/2017 01:50 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it will invest $84 million to expand its Union City, Tennessee poultry plant, a move the company said will add more than 300 jobs.

Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2017 11:35 am

Arkansas Business is seeking minority-owned or woman-owned businesses in Arkansas for new lists to be published Sept. 4.

George's Inc. Names New Transportation VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 10:49 am

George's Inc. of Springdale announces that Bryan McDuffie has joined the company as vice president of transportation.

Denver Company Buys 1,400 Acres in Lonoke County

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Farmland in Lonoke County leads the way for a quartet of central Arkansas multimillion-dollar deals.

Arkansas Department of Information Systems Adds Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Carder Hawkins has been named deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems, and Richard Wang has been named chief data officer.

Where's the Arkansas Beef? Headed to China (Jennifer Cook Commentary)

by Jennifer Cook 8/10/2017 01:31 pm

Now that China and the U.S. have finally come to an agreement to import American beef, the collective luck of Arkansas beef producers just got better.

Leaders Form Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2017 02:57 pm

Leaders in the health care, agricultural and legal sectors have formed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association.

Arkansas Rice Federation Names Lauren Waldrip Ward Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2017 09:34 am

The Arkansas Rice Federation Board on Wednesday announced that Lauren Waldrip Ward has been selected as its new executive director.

Ecoark To Evaluate Potential Zest Labs Spin-Off

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2017 09:00 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers on Wednesday announced that it will explore strategic options related to portfolio company Zest Labs, including but not limited to a potential spin-off of the company. Zest Labs will also expand the size of its board.