Agriculture Archive

Medical Marijuana Rollout Sparks Interest Among Arkansas Entrepreneurs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2017 12:00 am

The state began accepting applications Friday from those wishing to grow and sell marijuana for medical use, but when the drug might make into the hands of patients is still anyone's guess.

McGehee Farmers Deploy Internet-of-Things Irrigation Products

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas farmers Jim and Sam Whitaker are making investments in Internet-of-Things technology designed to help them save time, money and water.

Stephens Inc. Capitalism Series Features a Familiar Face, Jack Stephens

by Kyle Massey 6/30/2017 11:56 am

Stephens Inc., which launched a multimedia series in May dedicated to bolstering the image of capitalism, is focusing on one of its own — Jack Stephens — in its latest short film in the series.

Tyson Names George Chappelle Chief Integration Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2017 03:01 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Friday named George Chappelle chief integration officer.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/21/2017 11:11 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Trump's Cuba Plan Puts Stone in Path of A Better Relationship (Ed Kardas Commentary)

by Ed Kardas 6/20/2017 09:49 am

Friday's news about Cuba was disheartening to Southern Arkansas University professor and Cuba expert Ed Kardas.

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016

by Marty Cook 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The number of seven-figure homes sold in Washington and Benton counties almost tripled in 2016 compared with the previous year.

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016

by Mark Friedman 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Sales of luxury homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2016 to a number not seen since Arkansas Business began tracking them in 2004 – 29 homes sold for $1 million or more, up from 20 in 2015.

Trump Grants Request for Disaster Assistance in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2017 11:09 am

President Trump has granted the governor's request for a disaster declaration for the state after damage due to storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 26 to May 19.

Family: Tyson Foods' Matt Mika Remains in Critical Condition

by Sam Hoisington 6/15/2017 10:37 am

A lobbyist for Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale remains in critical condition Thursday after being shot at a Congressional baseball team practice Wednesday.

Updated: Tyson Lobbyist Critical After Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

by Sam Hoisington 6/14/2017 11:15 am

A lobbyist for Tyson Foods Inc. was among those injured in a shooting Wednesday morning at Congressional baseball team practice, Tyson has confirmed.

China a Step Closer to Resuming US Beef Imports

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 06:52 am

China is a step closer to allowing imports of U.S. beef for the first time in almost 14 years.

Tyson Names Scott Spradley Chief Technology Officer

by Marty Cook 6/12/2017 12:51 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces Scott Spradley as the company's chief technology officer.

Tyson Foods Sues As Plant Manager Flies the Coop

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

A former Tyson Foods Inc. plant manager who flew the coop now finds himself at the center of a lawsuit for working for a competitor.

Tyson Foods Completes $4.2B AdvancePierre Purchase

by Lance Turner 6/7/2017 11:42 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale completes its $4.2 billion deal to purchase AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc. of Cincinnati. The deal adds to Tyson Foods' portfolio of branded and value-added packaged foods.

America's Car-Mart Taps Ray Dillon for Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2017 02:38 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville says that its board of directors nominated Ray C. Dillon for election as a new, independent director. Dillon, 61, is the former president and CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado. He retired from the post late last year.

Deleted Texts Bring Sanctions in Turner Grain Case

by Mark Friedman 6/5/2017 12:00 am

A Lonoke County Circuit judge recently sanctioned K.B.X. Inc. of Benton, which is being sued by farmers who allegedly lost millions dealing with Turner Grain Inc., finding that K.B.X. intentionally deleted employees' text messages.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

Cabot's Steeplechase Apartments Sold for $6.1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Apartments in Cabot, retail space in west Little Rock, farmland near Carlisle, residential lots near Conway, a residential swap in Pulaski County and undeveloped acreage in Saline County provide a six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Tuesday Farmers Market Event Discontinued in River Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The farmers market on Tuesday at the River Market pavilions in downtown Little Rock is no longer.

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