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LR firm offers farmers a way to conserve water

posted: 08/15/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

In order to conserve a declining amount of groundwater in the Delta, farmers are turning to technology to use the resource more efficiently.

U.S. request delays sale of Hillshire

posted: 08/14/2014 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Prompted by a request from the U.S. Department of Justice, Tyson Foods has pushed back its deadline to acquire Hillshire Brands.

Retailer says data a natural resource

posted: 08/12/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

To innovate at Wal-Mart, employees "go fast and break things." It's the only way to keep up when competition attacks both the physical and digital sides of the business, a company executive said Monday.

State’s poultry banned by Putin

posted: 08/07/2014 2:54 a.m. Comment 1

Russian President Vladimir Putin's order Wednesday banning agricultural imports for one year from any country that has sanctioned Russia for its actions in Ukraine will affect some Arkansas companies.

Farmers markets in state grow to 97, USDA says

posted: 08/05/2014 2:55 a.m. Discuss

An increasing number of farmers markets has decreased the distance between farm and fork in Arkansas.

State farmers receive $96 million for losses

posted: 08/02/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

When the 2012 drought sharply reduced the cattle population in Arkansas, producers were without protections that had been established years earlier. Two years later, they are receiving payments under rules established by the most recent farm bill.

Tyson income up 5% despite facilities snags

posted: 07/29/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods reported earnings Monday of $258 million in the third quarter, or 75 cents per share.

Google impact hints at state business hurdles

posted: 07/28/2014 2:35 a.m. Discuss

When Joe Hurst founded Little Rock-based Tipton & Hurst Flower Shops in 1886, the telegraph was the most advanced method of communication.

Tyson, plant's workers closer to settlement

posted: 07/27/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge in Tennessee has given preliminary approval for a settlement in which Tyson Foods would pay $7.75 million to workers at the company's Goodlettsville facility.

23 counties get disaster label, aid access

posted: 07/24/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

More than 20 Arkansas counties have been designated as disaster areas by the U.S. secretary of agriculture, allowing farmers and ranchers to receive assistance for losses caused by flooding in the Delta.

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