Agriculture Archive

CDS Crime Cams Give Agencies Extra Eyes

by Sarah Campbell 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced last week that its new Crime Cam can send real-time video of a robbery at a business to the police.

Arkansas State Plant Board Awarded $227K Grant to Regulate Pesticides

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2016 03:04 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced that it has awarded a $227,359 grant to the Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB) so that the board can continue to registration, distribution, sale and use of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

Issue 3, Jobs for Arkansas: It's Local (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 11/2/2016 02:03 pm

Randy Zook says Issue 3 will arm Arkansas cities and towns — no matter the size — with the tools needed to effectively compete for jobs.

Repair Shop Claims Agri Exemption Over Overtime Rules

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

The attorney for a Craighead County company that has been accused of not paying overtime to its workers said the business was exempt from paying overtime.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

McLarty Capital Partners, USDA Launch Private Investment Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 09:19 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has partnered with McLarty Capital Partners of Little Rock to launch a private investment fund the two groups said could inject $100 million in rural small businesses.

In Arkansas, Honey Producers Facing Challenges

by Jeff Bricker, Jonesboro Sun 10/17/2016 06:43 am

The unprecedented loss of honey bees has put a local industry and area families in jeopardy. The Coy family has been in the honey business since 1969. Next year, they'll be starting their fourth-generation beekeepers in a family business that is more sweet than sour.

Egg-Producing Flock Destruction Continues

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Mitchell Yancey, a contract egg farmer in Oklahoma, had his birds destroyed last week by contractors hired by the owner, Vital Farms of Austin, Texas.

Margaret Willis Joins CJRW (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Margaret Willis has been hired as media planner and buyer at CJRW's Little Rock office. She will manage planning and buying of digital, print, outdoor, TV and radio media for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism and Arkansas State Parks.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 02:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and more.

Asa Hutchinson to Promote Rice, Poultry on China Trip

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 11:54 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will travel to China to meet with existing and prospective business contacts and with government officials about opening the country to Arkansas rice and poultry.

Tyson Foods Buys Ownership Stake in Beyond Meat

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 04:59 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has taken a 5 percent ownership stake in plant-based protein producer Beyond Meat, both companies announced Monday.

Ray Dillon Retires from Deltic, Mark Leland Named Interim CEO

by Gwen Moritz 10/10/2016 04:36 pm

The board of directors of Deltic Timber Corp. announced Monday the retirement of Ray C. Dillon as president and CEO and elected a new director, D. Mark Leland, as interim president and CEO.

Duo of Lodge Deals Keep Ducks In Row in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Transactions involving two notable duck hunting properties in western Arkansas County, Little Siberia and Wild Wings, combined reportedly were worth over $13 million.

Cabot's Rockwood Shopping Center Sold in $3M Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A 27,000-SF retail center in Cabot, more than 587 acres in Jefferson and Lonoke counties and a 5.5-acre commercial property in southwest Little Rock provide our trio of multimillion-dollar transactions this week.

Chemical Company Sues Delta Farmer Over Unpaid Bills

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A Woodruff County farmer was hit with a $525,000 default judgment for not repaying a debt for agricultural supplies.

Jeffrey Hignight Promoted at Glaub Farm in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Jeffrey Hignight has been promoted to farm manager and real estate broker at Glaub Farm Management LLC in Jonesboro.

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