Agriculture Archive

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2017

by Gwen Moritz 1/1/2018 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2017.

Tyson Foods CEO Gets $8.9M in Total Pay in 2017

by Marty Cook 12/21/2017 11:18 am

Tyson Foods Inc. CEO and President Tom Hayes nearly doubled his pay in his first full year in charge of the Springdale company.

More Farmland Sold to Mt. Magazine Farms for $30.4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Lots of Lonoke County farmland, a warehouse and office building in Little Rock and fast-food outlets in Jacksonville and North Little Rock provide this week's grouping of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Frank Broyles, Oaklawn's Charles Cella, Arkansas journalist Roy Reed, Aromatique founder Patti Upton and Townsend Wolfe, who headed the Arkansas Arts Center from 1968-2002 were among the notable Arkansans who died this year.

Startup Solve for Food Stakes Claim On Sterilization

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Bentonville startup Solve For Food is planning to build what it calls a Food Innovation Center in Springdale next year and is hoping to raise $13 million in capital for the project.

A Detail-Oriented Holiday (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Merry Christmas to you all, with my very best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2018.

Good People of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/18/2017 12:00 am

May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence

'The Owner Has a Lot of Card Games' - Best Quotes of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2017.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2017.

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories from 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2017 in Arkansas' business world.

Agri Acreage Yields $11.7 Million Harvest (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Mt. Magazine Farms LLC of Monterey, Louisiana, bought the property from Carlton Farms LLC of Columbia, Illinois. Most of the acreage is about 10 miles south of Scott along Highway 161.

Top Online Stories of 2017: Fake Will Story Commanded the Clicks

by Lance Turner 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Top web pieces at ArkansasBusiness.com ran the gamut from corruption to Tyson, property deals to zombies.

Presqu'ile Winery a Nod to Way of Life for Murphys

by Jan Cottingham 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Madison Murphy, chairman of Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, and his family named their 200-acre California winery Presqu'ile as a “tip of the hat” to a family compound destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

Citizens Bank Advances Two to Head Batesville Call Center (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Bryan Wagner has been promoted to agri banking relationship manager by Regions Bank in Jonesboro. Brock Fletcher has been hired as a commercial banking relationship manager.

Accountant Colin Gorman on What Construction Expense State Lawmakers Should Fix First

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Colin Gorman, the managing partner of EGP PLLC, has some suggestions for the state Legislature.

Arkansas Rice Federation Director Testifies About Riced Vegetables

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/6/2017 12:47 pm

Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified before the Joint Senate & House Committee on Agriculture on Tuesday about the industry's concern over riced vegetables.

Tyson Foods Names EVP, General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 01:49 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale recently named Amy Tu executive vice president and general counsel, effective Dec. 11.

PSC Solar Hearing Has 'Mic-Drop Moment'

by Kyle Massey 12/1/2017 08:46 am

After the state attorney general's office made a case Thursday to allow Arkansas utilities to essentially pay less for electricity generated by customers with solar power systems, citing language in a 2015 law, the law's sponsor begged to differ.

Solar Power Rate Debate Draws Crowd to PSC

by Kyle Massey 11/30/2017 01:08 pm

The Arkansas attorney general's office came down squarely on the side of utility companies Thursday morning as the state Public Service Commission heard testimony on whether rooftop solar customers should get less compensation for the excess power they put onto the electrical grid.

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

by Lance Turner 11/29/2017 03:22 pm

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market.