Agriculture Archive

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.

Rachel Reginelli Joins Poultry Federation (Movers & Shakers)

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

Rachel Reginelli has been named business development director by The Poultry Federation, a tri-state trade association headquartered in Little Rock.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Appoints New Executive VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2016 07:34 am

Warren Carter, a 28-year employee of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, has been named as the organization's executive vice president, replacing Rodney Baker, who recently retired.

Simmons Foods Raises Pay at Production Sites

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2016 10:42 am

Simmons Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs announced it had raised pay for workers at its production facilities.

ASU Agribusiness Conference Set for February

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2016 01:25 pm

Arkansas State University's 22nd annual Agribusiness Conference on Feb. 10 will focus on the agricultural economy, environmental law and regulation, business transition planning, trade policy and the commodity market outlook.

State Rice Convention to Take Place in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2016 11:50 am

The Arkansas Rice Council and Arkansas Rice Farmers will hold their annual meeting and trade show Friday, Feb. 5, at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro beginning at 9 a.m.

2016: The Year of Oil (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/11/2016 12:00 am

For the new year, a confluence of oil-related realities suggests a pervasive impact on the economy in general, and consumer behavior in particular.

Farm Bureau Recognizes Newport Couple with Achievement Award (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Derek and Shannon Haigwood of Newport recently received the Arkansas Farm Bureau's 2015 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award.

Former Tyson Employee Sentenced to 28 Months Federal Prison

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2016 09:52 am

A former Tyson Foods Inc. employee, Brenda Blair, 48, of Gentry, was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release after waiving indictment and pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud.