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Published: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:22:38 -0500

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Arkansas Panel OKs Cutoff Date for Herbicide's Use Next Year

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:10:00 -0500

Arkansas regulators gave initial approval Thursday to banning an herbicide for part of next year after the weed killer prompted complaints here and in several other states from farmers who say it's drifting onto their crops and causing significant damage.

Del Monte Foods Sells Sager Creek, Siloam Springs Plant Closes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:58:00 -0500

Del Monte Foods Inc. of San Francisco sells its Sager Creek vegetable business to McCall Farms Inc. of Effingham, South Carolina, and that the sale will result in the closure of a production facility in Siloam Springs.

Report: County Commission in Kansas Rescinds $500M Pledge for Tyson Foods Plant

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:24:00 -0500

Tyson Foods' plans for a $320 million poultry processing plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas, have hit a snag.

Competing Net Metering Proposals Filed With PSC

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:46:00 -0500

Two subgroups of a panel formed to make recommendations on the future of solar energy development in Arkansas have presented competing proposals to the state PSC, which has been studying net metering.

Medical Pot Deadline Opens New Set of Challenges (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:33:00 -0500

Arkansas will get its first hint this week of just how large the state's medical marijuana industry will become with hundreds of applications expected to be delivered for those wanting to grow and sell the drug.

Land O' Lakes Subsidiary Buys Armor Seed

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:17:00 -0500

Armor Seed LLC of Jonesboro, one of the largest regional seed providers in the country, has been acquired by Winfield United, a subsidiary of Land O' Lakes of Arden Hills, Minnesota.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:11:00 -0500

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced appointments to boards and commissions.

Even as Irma Loses Punch, Farmers Race the Wind

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:39:00 -0500

Less than two weeks after facing the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, DeWitt farmer Tom Jacobs was back in his corn and rice fields Monday and Tuesday, racing the winds and rain stirred by what's left of Hurricane Irma.

Brandon Kemp Accepts Interim Position at A-State (Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Brandon Kemp has been named interim associate dean of the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and will lead the engineering programs for the 2017-18 academic year.

Tyson Foods Commits to Food Sustainability

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes says his company’s commitment to creating a sustainable food program can help create a healthier environment, a healthier workforce and healthier animals.

First Pentecostal Church of Bryant Sold for $3.3M

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A church, residential property and rural acreage in Saline County combine with a Lonoke County farm for a six-pack of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions.

Terracon's David Hopkins Sets Sites on Solar

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

David Hopkins has almost 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and marketing, most recently as the senior principal/office manager at Terracon Consultants Inc.

UA Team Awarded $2.4M To Develop Energy-Efficient Fertilizer

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:21:00 -0500

University of Arkansas researchers and researchers from two other institutions have received a $2.4 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a chemical process that converts nitrogen and phosphorous from wastewater into commercial fertilizer.

US Services Sector Expanded at Stronger Rate in August

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:19:00 -0500

U.S. services businesses grew at a faster pace in August as measures for new orders and hiring improved, though some of those gains could disappear temporarily in the wake of damage from Harvey.

Tyson Foods to Invest $320M in New Chicken Plant in Kansas

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:59:00 -0500

Tyson Foods Inc. will invest $320 million in a new chicken-processing plant in northeastern Kansas employing 1,600 people.

Arkansas Business Presents New Lists of Minority-, Woman-Owned Companies

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Arkansas Business presents two lists of 135 minority-owned companies and 98 woman-owned companies who responded to our first-ever survey of companies in those categories.

AEDC's Program for Minority Firms Extends Its Mission

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s online directory of minority-owned firms now lists some 275 certified companies, and Pat Brown’s team is busy certifying women-owned businesses.

After Long Ag Career, Bill Reed Grows Spiritually

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

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.

Ben Noble Gets 2nd Helping As a Rice Ambassador

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

It’s no wonder Ben Noble jumped at a chance to work for Riceland Foods. Rice and land have shaped his life since infancy.

Tyson Foods: SEC Ends Price-Fixing Look, Won't Discipline Company

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:34:00 -0500

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded its investigation into price-fixing allegations and doesn't intend to recommend an enforcement action.