Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

April 13, 2015

Ozark Mountain Poultry of Rogers Doing Chicken Its Way

Ozark Mountain Poultry of Rogers Doing Chicken Its Way
Wesley Hitt

OMP has established itself as a leader in a niche market, namely antibiotic-free chicken that isn't raised in cages or fed animal byproducts. read more >

Bankruptcy Judge Considers Allied Bank Auction

The continued ownership of Allied Bank by the Lex Golden family is under judicial review after a recent two-day bankruptcy hearing in Fayetteville. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ben Barry will decide in the coming weeks whether Acme Holding Co. should be liquidated, resulting in the sale of Allied, the $111 million-asset bank chartered in Crawford County. read more >

Poultry Flock Health Tied to Biosecurity

Preventing the spread of the disease sometimes comes down to the basics of biosecurity, the concept of ensuring the safety and well-being of a flock by curbing the disease's introduction in the first place. read more >

Executive Q&A

Poultry Federation President Marvin Childers Ready To Play Chicken with Cuba

Poultry Federation President Marvin Childers Ready To Play Chicken with Cuba

Marvin Childers oversees the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri operations for the Poultry Federation, where he promotes and protects the poultry and egg industry. read more >

Spotlight: Poultry Industry

Poultry Federation President Marvin Childers Ready To Play Chicken with Cuba

Poultry Federation President Marvin Childers Ready To Play Chicken with Cuba

Marvin Childers oversees the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri operations for the Poultry Federation, where he promotes and protects the poultry and egg industry. read more >

Specialty Chicken Roosts In Southwest Arkansas

Specialty Chicken Roosts In Southwest Arkansas

A poultry company outside Arkadelphia has partnered with several southwest Arkansas counties to hatch, grow and process a “specialty chicken” popular in Asian markets across the western United States. read more >

Poultry Flock Health Tied to Biosecurity

Poultry Flock Health Tied to Biosecurity

Preventing the spread of the disease sometimes comes down to the basics of biosecurity, the concept of ensuring the safety and well-being of a flock by curbing the disease's introduction in the first place. read more >

Ozark Mountain Poultry of Rogers Doing Chicken Its Way

Ozark Mountain Poultry of Rogers Doing Chicken Its Way

OMP has established itself as a leader in a niche market, namely antibiotic-free chicken that isn't raised in cages or fed animal byproducts. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

‘Above My Pay Grade' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

‘Above My Pay Grade' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Too much entitlement mentality is a bad thing, but not even realizing that there are reasonable exceptions to the rules — like a paying customer can ask for a menu substitution — is a lifelong handicap. read more >

In Praise of Pragmatism (Editorial)

In Praise of Pragmatism (Editorial)

In the furor surrounding the final days of the legislative session, a couple of important worker education reforms could be overlooked. They shouldn't be for two reasons: They promise to be effective, helping match businesses in Arkansas with capable employees (and capable employees with good jobs), and they demonstrate what bipartisanship can accomplish. read more >

‘The Rise of the Rest' And Arkansas (Rod Ford Commentary)

‘The Rise of the Rest' And Arkansas (Rod Ford Commentary)

In the past five years, three trends have emerged that support the Rise of the Rest philosophy: 1) easier access to capital (crowdfunding); 2) the emergence of the benefit corporation, which allows for profit alongside social good; and, of course, 3) the availability of the full tech stack (cloud computing), where supercomputing is accessible to almost anyone on a rent-as-needed basis. read more >