Agriculture Archive

Rob Anderson Joins Arkansas Farm Bureau as PR Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Rob Anderson, formerly the director of content strategy for three years at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods in Little Rock, has been hired as director of public relations at Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Fayetteville Company Sues After Getting Stiffed on Chicken Fat

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Kow Commodities Inc. of Fayetteville said it delivered poultry fat and other products to Ethos Holdings LLC of Southlake, Texas, but was stiffed on the bill, according to a lawsuit that is now in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville.

Biodiesel Industry Falters; Lack of Support Cited

by Austin DuVall 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Declining gasoline prices that cut demand for biodiesel and the increasing popularity of compressed natural gas as a fuel are two other factors behind the industry's doldrums, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and others say.

Once Bright, Wind Sector In Arkansas Founders

by Sean Beherec 7/20/2015 12:00 am

What began as a promising new manufacturing sector for the state has petered out into one the Arkansas Economic Development Commission no longer actively pursues.

Tyson Among Poultry Giants Curtailing Antibiotic Use

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Christine Daugherty is almost irrepressibly energetic. It's a trait that serves her well in her role as vice president of sustainable food production at Tyson Foods of Springdale.

Delta Bioenergy Goes Local in DeWitt

by Austin DuVall 7/20/2015 12:00 am

A micro-refinery in DeWitt is the test site for a much larger initiative by Delta Bioenergy, a project powered by Communities Unlimited of Fayetteville, a nonprofit. The organization's goal is to provide infrastructure services to underprivileged areas and allow for lasting economic and entrepreneurial growth.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Tyson Foods Gives $500K for Conservation Plan

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2015 10:13 am

Tyson Foods Inc. gives $500,000 to kickstart an initiative with The Nature Conservancy to develop conservation projects for rivers and streams in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

Wilson Family Gives $1M to ASU

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2015 02:18 pm

Perry Wilson has announced his family will endow a faculty chair in Agricultural Business with a $1 million gift to Arkansas State University.

Petit Jean Meats Ventures South, West

by Austin DuVall 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Almost 90 years and four generations after Felix Scholsser started his first meat market, the ham, bacon and other products of Morrilton Packing Co. are gradually gaining an audience in far-flung places — southeast Arkansas, Texas and, through a private-label relationship with Whole Foods, as far away as Colorado and California.

Tear Down This Embargo (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Sen. John Boozman is sponsoring a bill that would enable Cuba to use credit to buy U.S. agricultural products, including Arkansas rice and chicken. And he's among the many Arkansans calling for the end of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Agri-Drones Await Final FAA Rules

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Two recent webinars hosted by a senior staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture focused on the legal framework behind deploying drones for agricultural use.

Lawnly Goes Yard in Fayetteville With Uber Model

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

A new company, dubbed Lawnly, is now doing business in the northwest part of the state. The service is similar to Uber in that users log on to the Lawnly application and find someone willing to take the job in the area. It varies slightly because it uses actual lawn care companies, as opposed to individual contractors.

Woodland Heights Sells In $13.9M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

A 142-unit independent living center in Little Rock tipped the scales at $13.9 million. A nearly 1,150-acre farm in southeast Pulaski County weighed in at $2.25 million. And a 3,708-SF residence-turned-business in Little Rock's Hillcrest area changed hands in a $525,000 deal.

Scott Rowland of Magnolia Named New President of Forest Landowners Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Scott Rowland recently became president of the Forest Landowners Association, based in Atlanta and comprising more than 5,000 members. The association advocates for the rights of private landowners in regard to open markets for forest products and supports them regardless of size, corporate structure, location, certification or tax classification. Rowland will serve as the FLA's president until his term expires in June 2017.

Arkansas Launches Farmer-Veteran Initiative

by Mark Carter 7/2/2015 03:02 pm

The "Homegrown by Heroes Arkansas Grown" program merges the national Homegrown by Heroes program, started in Kentucky, with the Arkansas Grown initiative, which promotes Arkansas farmers and growers and their products.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

Tyson Foods to Hire 90, Spend $8M to Expand Kentucky Plant

by Lance Turner 6/30/2015 09:21 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says its poultry plant in Robards, Kentucky, will hire 90 additional workers as the meat processor spends more than $8 million to install a new freezer and work stations.


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