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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.

Tyson puts lunches to the test to ensure they’re kid-friendly

posted: 03/23/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

When it comes to school lunches, Tyson Inc. takes kids seriously.

Cattle-breeding disease prompts rules

posted: 03/20/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Trichomoniasis, a venereal disease in cattle that causes infertility and embryonic deaths, is spreading across the country, despite testing regulations in 25 states including Arkansas.

Victim turns inventor to halt wire thefts

posted: 03/16/2014 2:57 a.m. Discuss

For Matt Schafer, every night was a $1,000 gamble. He was always afraid that when he awoke, his grain bins would once again be stripped of their copper wiring, setting him back thousands of dollars for repairs.

Red-meat exports on a roll so far

posted: 03/14/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Exports of red meat in the U.S. have started off strong this year, but maintaining those numbers will be a challenge, analysts said Thursday.

Deadly pig virus closes in on state

posted: 03/13/2014 3:24 a.m. Comment 1

A deadly coronavirus that has killed an estimated 5 million pigs has spread to 26 states including four states that border Arkansas, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In state, ranchers beef up numbers

posted: 02/27/2014 3:27 a.m. Discuss

Cattle numbers in Arkansas are increasing, bucking a downward trend across much of the U.S., according to the U.S. Agriculture Department’s National Agriculture Statistics Service.

More women plow into farming

posted: 02/23/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

In a predominately male driven field, women are making a name for themselves.

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