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Arkansans tell Trump: Do no harm to trading

Hutchinson, firms say pact with Canada, Mexico crucial

Subscriber only\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. Continue reading...

Tyson investors to review water plan

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

Tyson wraps up '17 on solid ground

Subscriber onlyRising 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. Continue reading...

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

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

Organic rule for meat on hit list

USDA targeting welfare standard

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

Poultry-plant workers wary of faster lines

3 laborers in industry offer views as speed-up studied

Subscriber onlyChicken 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. Continue reading...

Chicken plant is hot topic at board

Gentry-area plan draws doubters

Subscriber onlyBenton 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. Continue reading...

Tyson boosts stake in meatless 'meat'

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

Eggs on rebound from '15 killer flu

But retailers still hold down prices

Subscriber onlyEgg 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. Continue reading...

Arkansas farmer's turkeys free, but pricey

Perryville operation’s $100 roaming, organic birds fill niche

Subscriber onlyKatie Short can't imagine small-scale farming without the Internet. Continue reading...

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