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Tech firm's database helps cut food waste

posted: 10/22/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss

AgTools, a California-based software company, is making ripples in the agriculture and tech industries by helping farmers prevent losses.

2 more say rehab center kept wages

posted: 10/17/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Two more Oklahoma men sued Siloam Springs-based Simmons Foods and a Christian rehabilitation center on Friday claiming they were used as free labor at chicken processing plants.

Rehab clients claim wage violations

posted: 10/11/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Three Oklahoma men filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming that they worked in Simmons Foods chicken plants for limited or no pay as part of a Christian alcohol and rehabilitation program.

Hedge funds boost stakes in Tyson

posted: 10/07/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. has been drawing interest from hedge-fund investors recently with a fund in Denver purchasing about $1.4 million in company shares.

Japan tariff cited in frozen-beef sales dip

posted: 10/06/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Frozen-beef exports to Japan fell 26 percent in August after a tariff increase on U.S. beef in Japan intended to protect the country's farmers, according to recent reports.

Harrison farm puts free-range pork on menus, local tables

posted: 10/01/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

The meatballs at Bentonville's Oven & Tap restaurant, the pork chops at The Hive at the 21c Museum Hotel and the thinly sliced deli ham at Onyx Coffee Lab have one thing in common, the pork originates from Sean and Carol Bansley's Berkshire Ridge Farm in the Ozark Mountains.

Tyson to cut 450 corporate-level jobs

posted: 09/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. announced Thursday that it is eliminating 450 positions throughout the company as it adjusts to this summer's AdvancePierre Foods acquisition.

$300M chicken plant set for Northwest Arkansas

posted: 09/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Simmons Prepared Foods said Wednesday that it plans to expand its operations in Northwest Arkansas, spending $300 million on a high-tech chicken plant that will create 1,500 jobs.

Tyson cancels plans for Kansas complex resisted by residents

posted: 09/20/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods on Tuesday canceled a plan to build a high-tech chicken processing facility in northeastern Kansas.

Cotton Candy grape stems from Arkansas

posted: 09/10/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

The Cotton Candy grape -- a fruit anomaly that began production in California -- has lit up faces in recent years for its distinctly sweet flavor. That is, if shoppers can get their hands on them.

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