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Brian Fanney

Business Reporter

Recent Stories by Brian Fanney

Rustling livestock on rise in West

posted: 12/20/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Cattle rustling has been on the rise in western states, but agricultural experts have yet to note an increase in Arkansas.

Riders in bill affect agriculture

posted: 12/16/2014 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Environmental regulation, meat labeling and beef advocacy provisions in the omnibus spending bill will have an effect on farmers and producers in Arkansas -- though meat companies, environmental advocates and farming organizations are split over some of the changes.

Firms restart poultry plants

posted: 12/14/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Buoyed by the increasing profitability of the poultry industry, new buyers are giving shuttered facilities across Arkansas a second look.

Tyson's execs sell merger at NYSE

posted: 12/11/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

The leadership team at Tyson Foods ditched its khakis and donned suits to pitch the ongoing Hillshire acquisition to investors and analysts Wednesday.

Turner a hot topic at Farm Bureau

posted: 12/05/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Proposed legislation designed to protect farmers in case a grain buyer fails to pay for their crops worried some growers who attended the Arkansas Farm Bureau's 80th annual conference Thursday.

Arkansas Water Plan jelling

posted: 11/30/2014 2 a.m. Discuss

The plan to measure and address the gap between the demand and availability of water in Arkansas could be finalized in the next two weeks.

Rogers retailers unite to lift sales

posted: 11/29/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Black Friday was quiet in downtown Rogers, but the small businesses located in the historic district hope their fortunes change today.

Survey: Turkey costs up across state

posted: 11/27/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Arkansans are buying turkeys at higher prices this year, but serving a Thanksgiving meal shouldn't put consumers in a foul mood, according to the Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Tyson CEO expects savings from deal

posted: 11/20/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods is quickly integrating Hillshire Brands into its business and realizing cost savings from the acquisition, Donnie Smith, Tyson's chief executive officer, said Wednesday.

Tyson earns $136M, topping expectations

posted: 11/18/2014 3:36 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods beat analysts' expectations for its fourth quarter and projected greater earnings in 2015 as the company continues to integrate Hillshire Brands.

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