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Brian Fanney

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Poultry firms' hopes dim for EU deal

posted: 10/01/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

The seventh round of free-trade negotiations between the U.S. and the European Union resumes this week, but experts don't expect the discussions to end successfully for poultry producers any time soon.

New bill puts end to direct payment

posted: 09/26/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

The new farm bill requires farmers to make a choice in how they will be compensated if disaster strikes.

Farm role in spread of bacteria evaluated

posted: 09/24/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

As antibiotic-resistant bacteria have spread, a White House announcement highlights a possible role agriculture plays in the broader problem.

Tyson leads two rivals in EPA violations

posted: 09/21/2014 2:13 a.m. Comments 5

The average Tyson Foods facility will spend nearly six months in violation of an environmental law every three years, an analysis of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency records found.

Group sees poultry industry growing

posted: 09/19/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas may have the largest meat company in the world, but the state doesn't lead in chicken production.

Tyson tailoring social media to customers

posted: 09/14/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

From a new blog targeting food-service customers to chief executive Donnie Smith taking the ice bucket challenge, Tyson Foods is finding ways to target customers through its various social media accounts.

Tyson chief's big push now Jimmy Dean

posted: 09/10/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Donnie Smith often talks about Tyson Foods needing to be No. 1 in the right categories.

All in the family after 177 years

posted: 09/07/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Six generations are buried in the Miller family graveyard and three more stand on the shoulders of those giants.

Hillshire buy aids top goal, exec says

posted: 09/06/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. had started building its presence in sausage and frozen breakfast against Hillshire Brands before deciding to acquire the company, Donnie Smith, chief executive of Tyson, said Thursday in Boston.

$35 million in crops lost to flooding

posted: 09/03/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Flooding that began in late June will lead to more than $35 million in lost crop value for farmers in 10 Arkansas counties, though the full extent won't be known until after harvest, according to a University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service study.

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