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Brian Fanney

Business Reporter

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Probiotics can help replace antibiotics in chicks, firm says

posted: 03/22/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- As consumers and major buyers such as McDonald's put pressure on the poultry industry to limit antibiotic use, researchers are working to find alternatives.

Poultry ban hurts backyard growers

posted: 03/21/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

HARRISON -- A week after officials confirmed that avian flu had been found in Arkansas, a group of backyard poultry growers gathered Thursday within a few miles of the infected farm to discuss its impact.

Tyson: Its goals immune to trend

posted: 03/19/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods will meet its financial goals despite uncertainty over consumer attitudes toward antibiotics, executives said Wednesday.

Nations bar state poultry over flu

posted: 03/13/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

The likelihood of a drop in poultry prices grew after a slew of countries blocked poultry exports from Arkansas on Thursday.

Avian flu in state threatens exports

posted: 03/12/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Dozens of countries are likely to block poultry exports from Arkansas because of a case of avian influenza, officials said Wednesday.

Nearby avian flu puts state on alert

posted: 03/11/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas poultry growers are on high alert after avian flu was confirmed on a second Missouri turkey farm in two days.

Oxane reneges on jobs, is sued

posted: 03/10/2015 2:28 a.m. Comment 1

Oxane Materials, which once said it would bring up to 350 jobs to Van Buren, has shuttered operations and is a defendant in court over $260,000 the state says the company owes.

Acxiom data tailor ads to Twitter users

posted: 03/06/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Data crucial to Twitter's efforts to increase advertising revenue will come in part from Little Rock.

McDonald's, Tyson target antibiotics

posted: 03/05/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods is working with the McDonald's Corp. to eliminate certain types of antibiotics from the chicken that ends up on fast-food trays nationwide.

5 Hall of Fame inductees drove state ag forward

posted: 03/02/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

To Butch Calhoun of Des Arc, the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame honors the people who have led the way in making the $20 billion industry what it is today, even as fewer people have direct ties to farming.

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