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Published: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:17:15 -0600

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Tyson Foods: New Facility in Tennessee to Create 1,500 Jobs

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:23:00 -0600

Tyson Foods Inc. says it plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019.

Switzer Siblings Square Off Over Delta Farmland

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The three children of former Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer are fighting over the sale of 409 acres of farmland in western Arkansas County, just south of Humphrey.

Pulaski County Farmland Sells for $11.7 Million

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Farmland, a retail project, two apartment projects, two homes and an industrial property form a procession of Pulaski County million-dollar transactions.

Marijuana Insurance Buds in Arkansas

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The moment last year that Arkansas voters approved the use of medical marijuana, Paul Dunn knew he wanted to sell insurance for the industry. But it won’t be easy. The federal government still considers marijuana illegal.

Higher Waters Open Gates to Higher Flood Insurance Premiums

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

For many Arkansans, the path to flood insurance goes through FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program– and participation in the NFIP is dropping.

With Health Care, Allen Kerr Seeks Freedom from Fed

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen W. Kerr has over three decades of experience in insurance and financial services.

Economic Developer: Foreign Investment Key to NEA's Future

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:16:00 -0600

While economic development has benefited communities statewide, several high-profile foreign companies and a majority of the newly created jobs (1,000) are slated for northeast Arkansas. The companies include Shandong Ruyi Technology, Risever and Sediver.

Monsanto Asks Arkansas Judge to Halt Herbicide Ban

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0600

Monsanto asked an Arkansas judge to halt the state's plan to ban an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states.

Tyson Foods Reports Record Annual EPS, Acquisition

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:02:00 -0600

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reported on Monday fiscal 2017 income of $1.77 billion, which the company said represented a record earnings per share of $5.31.

Saline County Medical Offices Sell for Combined $17.7M

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Real estate investment trust affiliates of New York’s Northstar Securities sold four medical office projects in Saline County.

Tyson Names New CFO as Dennis Leatherby Plans Retirement

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:12:00 -0600

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces that Stewart Glendinning has been appointed CFO, effective Feb. 10. He will succeed Dennis Leatherby, who is retiring.

Get Tickets for the Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame Ceremony

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:02:00 -0600

Tickets are available for the second annual Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Robinson Center in Little Rock.

Retired IBM Executive Joins Ecoark's Board

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:23:00 -0600

Ecoark Holdings Inc., which is set to be renamed Zest Technologies Inc., announced Wednesday that former IBM executive Michael Green has joined the company's board of directors.

Slideshow: Lloyd McCracken Jr., Steve Nelson Receive Lifetime Honors at CFO Awards

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:21:00 -0600

Lloyd McCracken Jr., CFO of Fowler Foods Inc. of Jonesboro, and Steve Nelson, former vice president and controller of Dillard’s Inc. of Little Rock, were honored with lifetime achievement awards at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year luncheon.

State Lawmaker Among 2 Appointed to USDA Posts in Arkansas

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 07:08:00 -0600

A Republican state representative and county Farm Service Agency director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture have been named state directors of USDA agencies in Arkansas.

'Trump Bump' Benefits Arkansas Stockholders

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The “Trump Bump” has been very good for most of the 120 names on this year’s list of the state’s biggest stockholders, but the benefits have not been evenly shared.

Coca-Cola Complex Acquired in $11 Million Deal

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A soda plant, agri acreage and an equipment rental venue form this week’s trio of big real estate transactions.

Barbara Tyson, Foundation Give $1.5M to Pryor Center

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:17:00 -0500

The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History said this week that it has received $1.5 million from Barbara A. Tyson and the Tyson Foods Foundation Inc.

UA Pesticide Expert Asks Congress to Continue Funding Farmer-to-Farmer Program

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:41:00 -0500

A pesticide expert at the UA Cooperative Extension Service involved in Winrock International’s Farmer-to-Farmer program testifies before Congress on why funding for the program should continue.

Jim Hendren Ends Company's Contract With Rehab Program

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:06:00 -0500

The top Republican in the Arkansas Senate said Tuesday that his company terminated its agreement with a drug rehabilitation program after accusations workers provided by the nonprofit were unpaid.