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Kevin McGilton
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Riceland Names New CEO,  Kevin McGilton

Riceland Foods Inc. of Stuttgart on Friday named Kevin McGilton CEO effective immediately. McGilton, a 20-year veteran of the agricultural cooperative, replaces Jason Brancel in the role. Brancel joined the […] read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

Riceland Foods Revenue Hits $1.2B

Riceland Foods Inc. of Stuttgart reports fiscal 2022 revenue of $1.2 billion, up 20% from fiscal 2021. read more >
Jason Brancel
Agriculture & Poultry

Riceland’s Jason Brancel: War In Ukraine Driving Up Prices

He was named president and CEO of farmer-owned cooperative in Stuttgart in March. read more >
Riceland Foods in Stuttgart is still optimistic about new sales to China.
Agriculture & Poultry / Manufacturing / Restaurants & Food

Riceland Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Riceland Foods Inc. employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under quarantine at home, the company says. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

Ben Noble Named Riceland’s EVP, COO

Ben Noble was named Riceland’s executive vice president and COO on March 11. read more >
Danny Kennedy   President and CEO of Riceland Foods of Stuttgart
Agriculture & Poultry / Energy / Government & Politics / Retail / Transportation

Riceland CEO Danny Kennedy Willing to Take On All the Rice in China

Danny Kennedy, CEO of Riceland Foods of Stuttgart, remains bullish on China as a market for Arkansas-grown rice. read more >
Riceland Foods in Stuttgart is still optimistic about new sales to China.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Trade War Puts Riceland Into ‘Holding Pattern’Lock Icon

Riceland Foods Inc. of Stuttgart has been hit with shrapnel from the U.S.-China trade war. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Ghidotti, Rev365 Put Riceland on Holiday List

Riceland has big name recognition in Arkansas, a state that truly qualifies as America’s rice land, but the company is hoping to raise its profile elsewhere. read more >
Bill Reed
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Government & Politics

After Long Ag Career, Bill Reed Grows Spiritually

Bill Reed spent his career on the Grand Prairie, but he was raised in the Tennessee mountains. In retirement, he’s aiming for even higher ground, at least metaphorically. read more >
Ben Noble, of Riceland foods, warns of the potential, future scarcity of riceland water.
Agriculture & Poultry / Media & Marketing

Ben Noble Gets 2nd Helping As a Rice Ambassador

It’s no wonder Ben Noble jumped at a chance to work for Riceland Foods. Rice and land have shaped his life since infancy. read more >
Becky Barnes Campbell (left) and Lauren Waldrip Ward.
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

New Firm, Campbell Ward, Emerges From Noble Strategies

Lauren Waldrip Ward and Becky Barnes Campbell form a new public affairs and public relations firm, Campbell Ward LLC. read more >
Duane Weems, Peco Foods manager at the new feed mill in Corning.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Government & Politics / Investments / Manufacturing / Real Estate / Small Business / Transportation

Peco Foods Delivers $35M Boost for Corning’s Bruised Economy

The opening of the Peco feed mill in Corning earlier this year broke a long dry spell of big industrial development news for Corning and provided a glimmering counterpoint to the closing of the 44-year-old L.A. Darling plant. read more >

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Agriculture & Timber

An agriculture and timber resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions. read more >
Richard Bell
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Longtime Riceland Foods CEO Richard Bell Dies at Age 81

Longtime Riceland Foods Inc. president and chief executive officer Richard Bell has died in Stuttgart. read more >
Maintenance at Bearskin Farms, one of many state operations using enhanced, on-site grain storage to improve marketing positions.
Agriculture & Poultry / Media & Marketing

Commodity Markets, Marketing Measures Take Leap Forward

When those in the agriculture industry speak of “marketing”, they aren’t referring to computer-generated geckos hawking insurance or bikini-clad models posing with a low-calorie beer. They mean using information, technology and infrastructure to ultimately make their operation as profitable as possible. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Transportation

Cuba Attitude Shift Holds Promise For Arkansas Rice and Poultry Farmers

Tangible progress under the Obama administration is opening the door for the United States and Cuba to normalize relations. If Congress votes to lift the trade ban, few industrial sectors stand to gain as much as agriculture in general and Arkansas rice and poultry farmers in particular. read more >
About half of the U.S.’s rice production comes from Arkansas. Most of the time, barring fluctuations, Riceland is Stuttgart’s single largest employer.
Agriculture & Poultry / Legal

Syngenta Corn Case Draws Comparison to Riceland Lawsuit

Three of the lead firms in the Syngenta litigation were involved in the $750 million settlement agreement in 2011 over contamination of the U.S. rice supply by Bayer AG’s genetically modified rice. A number of Arkansas rice farmers received damages as part of the settlement. read more >
Since Producers Rice Mill began in 1943, it’s expanded from its original location in Stuttgart to 11 locations throughout eastern Arkansas and western Mississippi. | (Photos by Emery Way)
Agriculture & Poultry / Media & Marketing / Restaurants & Food

Producers Rice Finds Its Own Niche

Since Producers began in Stuttgart, it’s expanded to 11 locations throughout eastern Arkansas and western Mississippi. It manufactures milled rice, parboiled rice, brown rice, instant rice and rice flour. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Nonprofits

Arkansas Rice Industry Schedules Donation

Several rice mills in Arkansas are set to donate more than 120,000 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Rice Depot to help feed hungry Arkansans. read more >
About half of the U.S.’s rice production comes from Arkansas. Most of the time, barring fluctuations, Riceland is Stuttgart’s single largest employer.
Agriculture & Poultry

Arkansas Agriculture Interests Strengthen Revenues

Private companies in Arkansas’ hugely important poultry, agriculture and timber industries — reported stronger revenue in 2012 for the most part. read more >