Agriculture Archive

Dispensary to Sell Self-Grown Products; Total Sales Top 1,100 Pounds, $8M

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2019 10:56 am

As Arkansas crossed the thousand-pound landmark in medical marijuana sales the Hot Springs dispensary that sold the state's first legal cannabis became the first retail outlet to grow, harvest and prepare to sell self-grown product.

Tyson Foods Cuts Fiscal Year Outlook

by Lance Turner 9/4/2019 10:09 am

Shares of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale traded down by more than 5% on Wednesday after the meat processor cut its outlook for the fiscal year.

Bridging Arkansas' Digital Divide (John Fletcher Commentary)

by John P. Fletcher 9/2/2019 12:00 am

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund could represent the best chance over the next decade to narrow the digital divide for many rural communities. While much work remains to finalize the fund, the FCC's proposal outlines a framework that will likely define federal broadband policy for rural America over the next decade.

Looking for Latino Business, First Community's Miguel Lopez Speaks the Language

by Marty Cook 9/2/2019 12:00 am

Miguel Lopez, bilingual and bicultural, says working for First Community Bank of Batesville has been his “dream job.”

Historic Helena District Chosen as Home for Delta Dirt Distillery

by George Waldon 9/2/2019 12:00 am

Led by Harvey Williams Jr. and his wife, Donna, Delta Dirt Distillery will begin producing vodka, gin, cordials and more in the coming weeks. Their son, Thomas, will oversee the production of spirits made with corn, wheat, rye and sweet potatoes grown on the family farm. Tours and a tasting room with a full-service bar are on tap.

Red Dot Transaction Fills $2.3M Space (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/2/2019 12:00 am

Red Dot Storage 155 LLC of Louisville, Colorado, bought the USA Storage project at 4101 E. Kiehl Ave. from Tisdale Properties & Development LLC, led by Tracy Tisdale.

The Long Game (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/2/2019 12:00 am

Billions of dollars in government aid to farmers may soften these initial blows, but the longer that the U.S.-China trade war continues, the greater will be the damage to American agriculture — and Arkansas farmers.

Amanda Williams to Head Farm Bureau Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2019 12:00 am

Amanda Williams has been named director of the Arkansas Farm Bureau's Women's Leadership Program and the Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation.

Tyson Foods to Take 40% Stake in Brazilian Poultry Firm

by Lance Turner 8/30/2019 06:44 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it will buy a 40 percent stake in the the foods division of Grupo Vibra, a Brazilian producer and exporter of poultry products.

Tyson Foods, JBU Offer Tuition Discount for Employees

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2019 10:24 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale partners with John Brown University of Siloam Springs to offer a 10 percent tuition discount to Tyson employees.

Heileman Cattle Family Feud Includes Charges of Fraud, Larceny

by Mark Friedman 8/26/2019 12:00 am

A family cattle business in Poinsett County ended in a multimillion-dollar bankruptcy last year, and now one of its owners is being accused of fraud.

Recession Forecasts: Business Economists Split on Timing

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2019 12:00 am

Seventy-two percent of U.S. business economists surveyed predict a recession next year or in 2021, with 38% forecasting a downturn in 2020, and 34% putting it in 2021.

Fayetteville Retirement Home Sells for $18M (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 8/26/2019 12:00 am

A Virginia investment firm bought the Brookstone Assisted Living Facility in Fayetteville for $18 million.

French Company to Restart Mill in Hot Spring County, Create 15 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/19/2019 11:21 am

Seguin Moreau Napa Cooperage Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of French and American white oak barrels for the production of wines and spirits, says it will restart a stave mill in Hot Spring County.

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2019 09:48 am

Arkansas Business' 2019 CFO of the Year finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award winners will be recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.

Timber Industry Slowdown May Signal Recession

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/19/2019 12:00 am

The country may be headed for another recession, timber industry experts told Arkansas Business last week after Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, announced an indefinite suspension of operations at its El Dorado sawmill.

What, Me Worry? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/19/2019 12:00 am

In every case, risk itself is compounded by incompetent, uninterested management.

Chain Testing Meat Substitute In Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 8/19/2019 12:00 am

A restaurant named Beef ‘O' Brady's is probably not the first place that comes to mind for those seeking plant-based burgers, but the co-owner of the chain's Bentonville location says his version of the “Impossible Burger” has been warmly received.

Streeter Joins NPC's Makerspace Program in Hot Springs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2019 12:00 am

Christina Streeter has been hired by the Innovative Technologies Center at National Park College in Hot Springs as the Makerspace program coordinator.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.4%, A Record Low

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/16/2019 10:55 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped by one-tenth of a percentage point in July, to 3.4% from 3.5% in June.