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Brian Fanney

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Recent Stories by Brian Fanney

Tyson reports $310 million profit

posted: 01/31/2015 2 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods beat analysts' expectations for its first quarter and reiterated projections for a strong year.

Cheaper fuel cuts costs for farmers

posted: 01/30/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Falling energy prices mean tractors are cheaper to run, water is less expensive to pump and crops are more economical to ship.

Planting a brand new crop

posted: 01/25/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

MARIANNA -- Together they survived a flood, took over the family farm and had three children.

Missouri spill to cost Tyson $540,000

posted: 01/21/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods and Missouri reached a settlement over a fish kill in the southwestern part of the state, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Tuesday.

Retailer to cash refunds for free

posted: 01/21/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart is eager to act as a bank alternative for its customers -- and reduce the amount of money it pays to handle debit and credit cards in the process.

Activist investors' petitions on Tyson agenda

posted: 01/18/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Religious groups want Tyson Foods to conserve water. A retirement fund wants a report on palm oil use. And a pair of investors wants to limit the Tyson family's voting power.

Tyson officers' payment up 83%

posted: 01/18/2015 2:14 a.m. Comment 1

Executives at Tyson Foods have seen huge pay increases since the company's fortunes improved in 2012, but the raises haven't been spread evenly among top officers.

Chinese ban U.S. poultry over avian flu

posted: 01/14/2015 2:20 a.m. Comment 1

Citing concerns with recent detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza in backyard poultry and wild birds in the Pacific Northwest, China has banned all poultry and egg products from the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday night.

Deaths in '13 flooding cited in reservoir call

posted: 01/11/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

It might take an act of Congress, but County Judge James Forbes is determined to do something to stem the Scott County flooding that left two lawmen dead, and to help agricultural production in the process.

Tyson moves marketing contracts to Chicago

posted: 01/10/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods has moved marketing contracts out of Arkansas and into Illinois — a move that could hurt advertising and marketing companies in the state.

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