Agriculture Archive

Barbara Tyson, Foundation Give $1.5M to Pryor Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2017 11:17 am

The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History said this week that it has received $1.5 million from Barbara A. Tyson and the Tyson Foods Foundation Inc.

UA Pesticide Expert Asks Congress to Continue Funding Farmer-to-Farmer Program

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/1/2017 09:41 am

A pesticide expert at the UA Cooperative Extension Service involved in Winrock International's Farmer-to-Farmer program testifies before Congress on why funding for the program should continue.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2017 10:39 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments.

Wal-Mart's Marc Lore Blows Top Off Exec Compensation List

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The word “outlier” was invented to describe things like the top entry on this week's list of the highest-paid executives employed by public companies in Arkansas.

For Sale: One Turkey Trot Festival (Feedback)

by Lyn Baker 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Despite all of our raised voices, righteous indignation, hurt feelings, saber rattlings or fist raisings and shakings, there isn't a whole hell of a lot we can do about this state's image.

Tontitown Warehouse Sells for $2.7 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Elder Conway LLC, led by Chris Elder, bought the warehouse, which sits on 6.44 acres at 609 Laura Lane. The seller was Al G. Romine of Celebration, Florida.

PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy Showdown

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A yearlong debate over the value of self-generated electricity in Arkansas is boiling down to a duel in the sun.

Solar Projects Shining Examples in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Tom Jacobs wondered if the sunshine pouring onto his 1,200 acres might feasibly power some of his farm operations in DeWitt, so he volunteered to become a guinea pig.

Huff Named to Ranir Board; United Way Hires Three (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Scott Huff, who retired as executive vice president of the consumables and health and wellness divisions at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, has been named to the board of directors of Ranir LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a manufacturer of private label consumer oral care products.

PSC's John P. Bethel on Keeping Arkansas' Utilities in Line

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

As executive director of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, John P. Bethel is responsible for the direction and management of the staff of the commission, which oversees the rates and services of the natural gas, electric, water, sewer and telecommunications utilities in Arkansas.

Bayou Meto Farmland Sold; LM Glasfiber Spends $8.3M on Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Farmland in Lonoke County and apartments, a coffeehouse and home in Little Rock fill this week's roster of big real estate transactions. LM Glasfiber and a west Little Rock child development center lead in construction figures.

New South Produce Cooperative Putting More on the Table

by Jan Cottingham 10/16/2017 12:00 am

New South Produce Cooperative, based in North Little Rock, has been in business close to two years now, providing Arkansas residents another source of locally grown produce.

Springdale Company Awarded $25K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 02:27 pm

Vet Veggies of Springdale recently received one of three $25,000 grants awarded by Bob Evans Farms of New Albany, Ohio, through its inaugural Heroes to CEOs contest.

Update: Tyson Responds to Letter Asking Company to Reduce Pollution

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/9/2017 09:55 am

The national "Clean It Up, Tyson!" Campaign announced Monday that Fayetteville will join its effort to hold Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale accountable for water pollution.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

Nursing Homes Combine For $9.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Rolling Hills H.C. Inc., led by Joey Wiggins, purchased the 139-room Sandalwood Healthcare project at 2600 John Barrow Road for $5 million and the 70-room Chenal Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center at 3115 S. Bowman Road for $4.1 million.

Despite Floods, Rice Crop Expected to Produce Strong Yield

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 10/2/2017 02:51 pm

"I've been farming since 1982 and this year we were ahead of the game," recalled Mitch Brown of B and B Farms in Corning. "I thought it was going to be an easy year, but then the perfect storm hit."

As State Looks for Banks, Big Names Poised to Enter Medical Marijuana Industry

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

If at least one Arkansas bank doesn't step up to the plate by Dec. 1, legislators will look for another option to protect the state from the dangers of an all-cash industry.

Tyson Foods Raises Fiscal Year Guidance, Will Cut 450 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2017 03:35 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, citing strong performance in its beef segment, raised its fiscal year guidance but also said it would cut 450 jobs as it integrates AdvancePierre Foods, which it purchased earlier this year.

Simmons Foods to Build New $300M Chicken Plant in Benton County

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 03:36 pm

Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs said Wednesday that it will spend $300 million on a new chicken facility that will create about 1,500 jobs in Benton County. The company said the facility will produce fresh and frozen chicken products for retail and restaurant customers.