Agriculture Archive

Turner Grain Fight Continues in Bankruptcy Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Richard L. Cox of Hot Springs, the trustee for Turner Grain, filed a lawsuit late last month against K.B.X. Inc. of Benton in an attempt to collect $842,000 he said K.B.X. owes Turner Grain.

Quality and the Golden Rule (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Perceived quality is created. Objective quality is measured. Either way, quality begets value and value begets purchasing and repurchasing decisions.

Arkansas Rice Depot, Foodbank Merge, Announce Mission Statement

by Alexis Hosticka 3/30/2016 11:11 am

The Arkansas Foodbank and Arkansas Rice Depot on Wednesday celebrated the two organizations' merger and revealed a new logo and mission statement, "United to Fight Hunger."

Darci Vetter Pushing Trans-Pacific Partnership at Farm Policy Summit

by Alexis Hosticka 3/29/2016 09:24 am

Ambassador Darci Vetter, who speaks at this weeks' Farm Policy Summit, talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and how she thinks it will benefit Arkansas.

Burgundy Book: More Arkansans Expect Worsening Economic Conditions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2016 09:53 am

According to a February survey of business contacts, a little less than 50 percent expect that economic conditions will worsen in 2016 compared with 2015.

ArkUAV Receives FAA Exemption for Commercial Drone Operations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2016 10:27 am

Little Rock drone company ArkUAV has received an exemption from the FAA to fly unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial use after applying for it in July 2015.

Peanuts Spread in Arkansas, and State Farmer Will Be Chairman of Board

by George Jared 3/21/2016 10:52 am

Arkansas farmers planted 16,000 acres of peanuts in 2015, and that number is expected to rise by about 20 percent this year.

On Petit Jean, State, Cuba Leaders Talk Trade, Agriculture

by Alexis Hosticka 3/21/2016 09:56 am

Marta Loyd, executive director of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, says this week's Cuba roundtable gives officials a chance to talk about the challenges of establishing trade with the country.

Promotions Lead to Adjustments at Farm Bureau (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Warren Carter has been promoted to executive vice president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau in Little Rock, replacing the retiring Rodney Baker and setting off a chain of other management changes.

Kathryn Hicks Named New Centennial Bank VP at Mountain Home (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Kathryn Hicks has been named vice president and market leader for Centennial Bank in Mountain Home, and Harrison Young has moved to Mountain Home as a loan officer.

Arkansas Business Presents The Power List 2016

by Gwen Moritz 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The total number on our list this time is 179, but our goal has never been a particular number. Our goal is to give readers a resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest companies or institutions in the individual industries. And some industries have broader bases than others.

Tyson Foods Releases First Part of Sustainability Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2016 10:58 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Wednesday released the first part of what it called a "comprehensive sustainability report," its first since the 2014 acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

Kane Webb on Leading the Life of Leisure at Parks & Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Kane Webb was appointed executive director of the Parks & Tourism Department in 2015 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Exception to Road Rule Helps Northeast Arkansas Get I-555

by George Jared 3/12/2016 12:27 pm

It has taken more than four decades, but northeast Arkansas finally has an interstate. "This will significantly impact the economy in this part of the state," Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department district 10 Engineer Walter McMillan said.

Cuba, Arkansas Officials to Hold Agriculture Roundtable

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2016 01:25 pm

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Gov. Asa Hutchinson are among the speakers at a two-day, invitation-only roundtable examining how relations with Cuba could affect the food and agriculture sector.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Sets Policy Summit for Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2016 11:19 am

The Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation on Friday announced the Farm Policy Summit, which takes place March 29-30 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.

Agriculture Industry Cites Need for Young, Tech-Driven Farmers

by Alexis Hosticka 3/10/2016 01:36 pm

The Arkansas Women in Agriculture conference, taking place Thursday and Friday at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock, focuses on providing a networking opportunity and education for its 130 attendees.

Otto Jech, VP of George's Inc., Dies at 86

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2016 10:16 am

Otto Jech, executive vice president of George's Inc., has died at 86, the company announced Tuesday.

Drones: Farmers' Eyes Take To Arkansas Skies

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Drones have the potential to revolutionize agriculture in Arkansas, but the nature of that revolution remains unclear, farmers and those who work with them say.

You Can Make Nominations Now for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2016 07:00 am

For the 23rd consecutive year, Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.