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Brian Fanney

Business Reporter

Recent Stories by Brian Fanney

Flu hits turkeys at Tyson contract farm

posted: 04/16/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Turkeys at a farm that contracts with Tyson Foods have caught the avian flu for the first time since the outbreak began.

Left out apostrophe tangles Tyson in trademark case

posted: 04/11/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

A trademark case waged between the first black-owned business to be listed on New York Stock Exchange and the country's largest meat processor could come down to the meaning of an apostrophe.

Technology flaw forces state to pull the plug on its new tourism site

posted: 04/08/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

A redesign of the state’s tourism website has been pulled after the underlying technology proved too weak to power all of its functions.

UA students urged to take up challenge of feeding the world

posted: 04/01/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Feeding a growing global middle class will stress the world's resources, but it presents a major opportunity for food companies.

Poultry firm catches the wave

posted: 03/29/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

ROGERS -- His name is Ed Fryar, he's in the chicken business, and his company is expanding rapidly as chicken raised without antibiotics moves from a niche market to a mainstream product.

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.

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