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Cargill to build facility for grain

posted: 07/11/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Cargill is planning to build a $45 million grain handling and shipping facility in West Memphis that will employ about 15 people.

Organic farmer says work is hard, fulfilling

posted: 07/06/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Organic farming isn't big business in Arkansas, and that's fine by Mark Cain, an organic farmer who has spent more than 30 years in the state.

Tyson finalizes Hillshire takeover

posted: 07/03/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

With Pinnacle Foods out of the picture, Tyson Foods wasted no time finalizing its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

Ethanol rule holds up decision on gas blend

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is more than seven months late in deciding how much ethanol will be blended into the nation's gasoline supply this year.

Pinnacle takes breakup fee, OKs end of sale to Hillshire

posted: 07/01/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Pinnacle Foods announced Monday that it had agreed to terminate its acquisition by Hillshire Brands, paving the way for Tyson Food's $8.55 billion takeover of Jimmy Dean, Ball Park and Hillshire Farm.

Report: Treat climate change as risk

posted: 06/27/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Climate change isn't a political debate, it's a risk assessment, according to a report released Thursday on how climate change affects the U.S. economy.

No virus reported in pigs, state says

posted: 06/25/2014 2:43 a.m. Discuss

There are no pigs sick from the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus in Arkansas, says State Veterinarian Pat Badley.

Deadly pig virus detected in state

posted: 06/21/2014 3:37 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed the first instance of the deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus in Arkansas.

Lawsuit filed in fouling of creek

posted: 06/18/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Tuesday that he had filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods for dumping acidic wastewater into a stormwater treatment plant in southwest Missouri, killing at least 100,000 fish.

Hillshire backs off of Pinnacle deal

posted: 06/17/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Hillshire Brands announced Monday that it had taken a step away from its planned acquisition of Pinnacle Foods and toward accepting a $8.55 billion acquisitions offer from Tyson Foods.


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