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Arkansans tell Trump: Do no harm to trading

posted: 01/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

\Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas business leaders on Tuesday sent a unified message to the Trump administration about pending trade negotiations: Change is fine, but do no harm to the state's trading relationships with Mexico and Canada.

Tyson investors to review water plan

posted: 01/11/2018 2:03 a.m. Discuss

A water stewardship proposal that would add a layer of environmental oversight to Tyson Foods production facilities, will be considered next month by Tyson shareholders.

Tyson wraps up '17 on solid ground

posted: 01/03/2018 4 a.m. Discuss

Rising stock prices show that Tyson Foods had a solid fiscal year, and its reshaped image and leadership adjustments since its 2014 acquisition of Hillshire Brands Hillshire merger have helped the company keep its spot as one of the nation's dominant food companies -- with room to grow.

Arkansas-based firms to lay out plans for spending expected windfall created by tax break

updated: 12/27/2017 3:37 a.m. Comments 2

The signing Friday of the first major overhaul of the nation's tax laws since 1986 prompted a handful of high-profile companies to announce plans to spend the expected windfall created by lower corporate taxes.

Organic rule for meat on hit list

posted: 12/20/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to eliminate a new rule that would set higher welfare standards for certified organic meats, reversing years of USDA policymaking and yielding millions of dollars in savings for meatpackers.

Poultry-plant workers wary of faster lines

posted: 12/17/2017 2:10 a.m. Comments 2

Chicken production line speeds have been contentious within the poultry industry for years, affecting everything from the amount of meat processed per shift to tensions over workers’ health.

Chicken plant is hot topic at board

posted: 12/10/2017 2:08 a.m. Comment 1

Benton County residents concerned about a plan to build a chicken-processing plant near Gentry filled the aisles at a county planning meeting last week as officials with Simmons Foods pitched their $300 million facility.

Tyson boosts stake in meatless 'meat'

posted: 12/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Tyson Foods Inc. announced Thursday it's investing even more into what many think is the future of meat -- a kind without animals.

Eggs on rebound from '15 killer flu

updated: 11/30/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Egg prices have risen to levels not seen since late 2015 in some parts of the country, suggesting that supply is realigning with demand after a disease outbreak killed millions of U.S. chicken a couple of years ago.

Arkansas farmer's turkeys free, but pricey

posted: 11/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Katie Short can't imagine small-scale farming without the Internet.

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