Agriculture Archive

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

EDA Awards $1.4M in Grants to Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2016 02:56 pm

The Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce announces a trio of grants totaling $1.4 million to three recipients in northwest Arkansas.

Tyson Foods 3Q Net Income Up 41 Percent

by Marty Cook 8/8/2016 07:12 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports third-quarter net income of $484 million, up 41 percent from the same quarter last year, and raises earnings estimates for the fiscal year.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2016 02:37 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced appointments to boards, commissions and other groups.

Walmart Foundation Gives Rice Program $1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2016 11:29 am

The Walmart Foundation has given $1 million to a partnership led by Ducks Unlimited and USA Rice to help rice producers "increase sustainability and profitability," the waterfowl conservation nonprofit announced Friday.

Tysons Give Arkansas Children's Northwest Record-Setting $15M

by Marty Cook 8/2/2016 10:37 am

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods Inc. announces a $15 million donation to Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital.

Tyson Foods Names Tim Madigan VP of E-Commerce

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 11:07 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale fills the newly-created role of vice president of e-commerce with Tim Madigan, the former global e-commerce director of SC Johnson & Son of Racine, Wisconsin.

Fort Smith Family Accused of Food Stamp Fraud Focus of Additional Investigations

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. government recently filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the Western District to keep the money it took from Raja Zaman and his son, Haroon “Harry” Zaman, who owns several Fort Smith convenience stores.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

UA to Host Annual Turfgrass Field Day

by Alexis Crowe 7/29/2016 02:52 pm

The University of Arkansas' annual Turfgass Field Day begins Wednesday at the Agricultural Research Center in Fayetteville, providing networking and insight for those in the lawn and landscaping, golf course, and sports industries.

Arkansas Rice Expo Panel to Peer Into Future for Rice Markets

by Mary Hightower, UA System Division of Agriculture 7/28/2016 12:37 pm

The Arkansas Rice Expo returns to Stuttgart's Grand Prairie Center, 2807 Highway 165 South. Doors open at 8 a.m. and will finish up with a complementary lunch. The annual half-day event celebrates a crop that in 2013 was valued at nearly $1.3 billion for Arkansas' economy.

Arkansas Urban Forestry Council Elevates Two to Leadership Roles (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Danielle Shasteen of Bentonville and Daniel Hurst of Dumas have been re-elected to the board of directors of the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council for a second three-year term.

Banker Randy Scott Plays Part on East Arkansas Farm Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Randy Scott is the president and chief operating officer of Farmers Bank & Trust in Blytheville. A 26-year veteran of banking, he has worked the last 16 years at Farmers.

Pond Turnovers, Fish Kills an Inconvenient Possibility During Summer Season

by Will Hehemann, UAPB School of Agriculture 7/21/2016 12:37 pm

During the hot summer months, farm pond owners often face the frustrating prospect of losing some of their fish population to oxygen depletion in the water.

USA Rice Elects Brian King Board Chairman

by Sarah Campbell 7/21/2016 11:05 am

The USA Rice board of directors elects Brian King of Erwin Keith Inc. as its new chairman.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 09:12 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Beige Book: Economy Improving, Modest Job Growth Across US

by Alexis Crowe 7/14/2016 10:19 am

The U.S. economy has continued to improve at a modest pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions, released Wednesday.

Hutchinson Expects Results From European Trip, Cites Business Leads

by Lance Turner 7/13/2016 10:48 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston officially opened an office in Berlin on Tuesday, as the pair begins to wrap up a trade mission in Europe.

UAMS, Arkansas Children's Receive $1.4M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2016 10:21 am

Scientists at Arkansas Children's Research Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have received a $1.4 million grant from the USDA to find out why obesity rates in Arkansas are among the worst in the nation, the organizations announced in a news release Wednesday.