Tyson Foods Inc. on Monday said its struggling beef division broke even during the January through March period. The Springdale business said the performance of the segment — one of four — had been hurt by a national debate surrounding an additive in ground beef.
Most of the state’s estimated 85 farmers markets will open by May, but a number of them have started selling earlier than usual, thanks to unusually mild weather — giving all such operations hopes of making this one of their best seasons.
Arkansas’ U.S. Sens. John Boozman, a Republican, and Democrat Mark Pryor were among 16 members of the upper chamber who asked U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk this week to oppose a proposed Mexican tariff on imports of chicken leg quarters.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. announced Monday that it is indefinitely delaying the opening of a wind-turbine assembly plant in Fort Smith. The Japanese company had anticipated the creation of more than 300 jobs.