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Tyson CEO Hayes to step down; White to take reins

Subscriber onlyNoel White, a longtime executive at Tyson Foods with expertise in commercial beef and pork operations, will take the helm of the nation's largest food company, effective Sept. 30. Continue reading...

Grass tennis courts tested at UA

Public can pay to play as part of university experiment

Subscriber onlyTurf scientists in Fayetteville have made it possible for Arkansas tennis players to try their serves and volleys on grass courts as they would at Wimbledon. Continue reading...

Cherokees look at poultry expansion

Subscriber onlyThe Cherokee Nation announced this week that it is forming a joint council with the state of Oklahoma to study the growing number of poultry houses in the state. Continue reading...

E-cigarette sales to kids targeted

FDA warns retailers across country, fines three in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently sent more than 1,300 warning letters and fined U.S. retailers for selling e-cigarette products to minors. Three Arkansas retailers were fined. Continue reading...

George's enters deal to acquire Ozark Mountain Poultry

Subscriber onlyOzark Mountain Poultry, a smaller producer focused on chicken marketed as free of antibiotics, is being acquired by Springdale-based George's Inc., the 11th-largest poultry producer in the U.S. Continue reading...

Ammonia leak sickens Tyson workers

Subscriber onlyA reported ammonia leak at a Tyson Foods plant in Lexington, Neb., sent more than a dozen workers to nearby hospitals for treatment Tuesday morning. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas poultry farmers take root in Oklahoma

Subscriber onlyThere's been a surge of poultry house construction in northeastern Oklahoma, with some of the chicken operations owned by residents and others owned by Arkansas-based growers expanding their farms. Continue reading...

Letter advises on new meats

Let FDA, USDA have roles, it says

Subscriber onlyThe North American Meat Institute and Memphis Meats Inc., a producer of food products made from animal cells, have joined forces to oppose the idea that a single federal food agency should have exclusive jurisdiction over cell-based meat products. Continue reading...

Keystone purchase detailed by Tyson

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. has agreed to pay just under $2.16 billion for a segment of a Brazilian meat conglomerate that is a key supplier to the McDonald's fast-food chain. Continue reading...

Tyson set to buy poultry supplier; reports say $2.5B to secure McDonald’s nuggets maker

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. reportedly has agreed to pay $2.5 billion for a segment of a Brazilian meat conglomerate that is a key chicken supplier to the McDonald's fast-food chain. Continue reading...

LR investors buy Rogers tract for $6 million

Subscriber onlyA group of Little Rock investors spent nearly $6 million on a 27-acre parcel in Rogers with plans to create a mixed-use commercial development. Continue reading...

Tyson's third quarter earnings upbeat, sort of

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. posted upbeat third quarter earnings on Monday, just not as upbeat as executives wanted. Continue reading...

Tyson lowers forecast, cites tariffs

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. lowered its fiscal 2018 earnings outlook on Monday, a week before the company is scheduled to deliver its third-quarter results. Continue reading...

USDA eye on 'fake meat' urged

Groups’ letter to Trump calls for agency to be main monitor

Subscriber onlyThe National Cattlemen's Beef Association and related groups submitted a letter to President Donald Trump last week, urging him to ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the primary food inspection agency over cell-cultured protein products, more commonly known as "lab-grown" or "fake meat." Continue reading...

USA Truck rolls to 2Q profit

Results a turnaround from year-ago loss; logistics unit grows

Subscriber onlyUSA Truck Inc. said Thursday that its second-quarter profit climbed to $2.5 million after posting a net loss of $2.8 million a year ago. Continue reading...

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