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Tyson bids for Hillshire

posted: 05/30/2014 5:25 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. proposed the largest bid in its history Thursday -- $6.8 billion to acquire Chicago-based Hillshire Brands, a meat-packaging company that sells Jimmy Dean and Ball Park products.

Meat costs hit eateries in brisket

posted: 05/25/2014 2:57 a.m. Comments 4

As the price of a pound of pork and beef continues to rise, many Arkansas barbecue restaurant owners say they are eating the increase rather than passing it along to their customers.

Tyson's exiting bio-fuel venture

posted: 05/22/2014 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group Inc. has reached an agreement with Springdale-based Tyson Foods Inc. to acquire its portion of Dynamic Fuels LLC., a bio-diesel plant that makes fuel from animal byproducts.

Houses keep fowl in fine feather

posted: 05/18/2014 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Unlike older poultry houses where farmers had to manually open side tarp-like curtains if the buildings got too hot, today's chickens are cooled by computer.

Tyson’s net income doubles in quarter, revenue rises 7.74%

posted: 05/06/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE — Tyson Foods Inc. more than doubled its net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 despite hurdles in pork, beef and international segments.

Women, youths take farms tour

posted: 04/30/2014 2:57 a.m. Discuss

A dripping sound echoed through the tank room at the Anglin Dairy in Bentonville.

After twister, state firms rush in

posted: 04/29/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Kevin Stephens, store manager of Wal-Mart No. 5 in Conway, couldn’t wait for help to get to employees and others whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Sunday’s deadly tornado that ripped through Faulkner County.

Alternative-burial options grow; state still traditional

posted: 04/20/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Ecofriendly burial and cremation alternatives are creating a way to continue life after death.

Price tag for meat expected to grow

posted: 04/15/2014 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Consumers can expect to pay more for meat at the grocery store as low supplies drive up prices.

FDA opens livestock feed-safety portal

posted: 03/26/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has opened a new online service for consumers, producers and veterinarians to report problems with livestock feed.

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