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Tyson income jumps in 3rd quarter

posted: 08/06/2013 12:06 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday reported sharply higher yearover-year third-quarter net income, citing strong sales in its chicken and beef segments and higher retail prices.

Growers of cattle: ’13 grass greener

posted: 07/31/2013 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas cattle ranchers, in the wake of the 2012 drought that dried up pastures and shrank hay supplies, turned increasingly this year to management techniques aimed at conserving grass, state agricultural expects say.

Tyson cooks up new products

posted: 07/28/2013 3:19 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE — Tyson means poultry. Everybody knows that, right?

Lindsey plaintiffs sent to U.S. court

posted: 07/24/2013 12:31 a.m. Discuss

A lawsuit against Lindsey Management Co. Inc. of Fayetteville has been moved, at least for now, from Saline County District Court to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Business pluses, minuses observed

posted: 07/11/2013 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Business owners and leaders were treated to a mixed bag of optimism and pessimism when they gathered Wednesday at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

Forage testing pushed by UA

posted: 07/09/2013 12:36 a.m. Discuss

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture researchers are cautioning beef and other livestock producers to test and monitor their forage supplies for nitrate poisoning and prussic acid.

LR sign slaps poultry industry

posted: 07/04/2013 12:46 a.m. Comments 3

A new billboard put in place Wednesday in Little Rock targets Tyson Foods Inc. and the poultry industry in general for what critics claim are unsanitary and unsafe food-production practices.

50-year-old fruit station still branching out

posted: 06/23/2013 3:47 a.m. Discuss

CLARKSVILLE — It all started more than six decades ago when the University of Arkansas’ agriculture division established a research station to help farmers supplement their incomes by planting peach groves.

FarmAid says meat contracts favor packers

posted: 06/16/2013 3:29 a.m. Discuss

A new report by FarmAid, the farmer advocacy group founded by country music legend Willie Nelson, takes Tyson Foods Inc. and other large meat companies to task over their dealings with contract farmers.

‘Hardware disease,’ other stock hazards surface after storms

posted: 06/13/2013 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Heavy storms and localized flooding this spring have left Arkansas ranchers dealing with so-called hardware disease and other livestock challenges.

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