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Tyson's $850M will buy renderer

It adds capacity for animal feed

Subscriber onlyIn a move to match its sustainability goals, Tyson Foods said Tuesday that it will spend $850 million to acquire poultry rendering and blending facilities that will expand the meatpacker's pet-food and animal-feed capacity. Continue reading...

Farm bill addresses lab-meat oversight

Subscriber onlyThe proposed federal farm bill now before the House Appropriations Committee directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ride herd over food products created from animal cells. Continue reading...

Tyson Foods takes issue with Perdue's organic-chicken ads

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods has challenged a series of video advertisements released last year by rival Perdue Foods in a tiff that threatens to drag on into the fall. Continue reading...

Arkansas executives talk about Rwanda efforts

Subscriber only Arkansas executives with ties to Rwanda's agriculture sectors said they established coffee and chicken businesses there years ago for religious reasons. Some acted out of love. Scott Ford, co-founder and chief executive officer of Little Rock-based Westrock Coffee, acted out of enmity. Continue reading...

Tyson's 2Q profit shrinks 7%

Rising transport tab, pork glut, bad weather cited by execs

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods on Monday reported a 7 percent drop in its second quarter profit compared with 2017 because of "choppy" headwinds such as increased freight, labor and weather-related costs. Continue reading...

Council is a part of Tyson outreach

Aim is better ties with its growers

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. announced new ways the company will bridge the gap between itself and the thousands of contract farmers who raise its chickens. Continue reading...

Tyson invests in meat options

Exploring other avenues, it says

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods, the nation's largest meat producer, is investing more in companies that are creating meat from animal cells with the stipulations that it tastes good and it's inexpensive. Continue reading...

Business with ties in state expands

Lawrence Group acquires winery

Subscriber onlyGaylon M. Lawrence Jr., owner of a business empire that includes Arkansas farmland, Tennessee banks and Florida citrus groves recently added another business to his list, Heitz Wine Cellars near St. Helena in California's Napa Valley. Continue reading...

Florida investors buy Rogers plaza, lot

Subscriber onlyA Florida company purchased about $27 million worth of property in Rogers just outside the front gate of the Pinnacle Country Club. Continue reading...

State firms report metal-imports use

Subscriber onlyA recent survey of Arkansas businesses revealed the firms' reliance on imported metals and how much proposed U.S. duties on imported steel and aluminum could affect them. Continue reading...

Cold air to again threaten orchards

Week-ago freeze hurt fruit farms

Subscriber onlyArkansas fruit growers, already dealing with damage caused by frigid air last week, are bracing for another round this weekend. Continue reading...

Tyson aims to make its corn 'greener'

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods, Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to "improve environmental practices" on 2 million acres of corn by the end of 2020 by encouraging farmers to adopt better land practices. Continue reading...

Airbnb to remit $1.2M to Arkansas; sales tax receipts cover 12 months

Subscriber onlyHome-sharing company Airbnb plans to remit about $1.2 million in collected tax revenue to Arkansas, the company said Monday. Continue reading...

Arkansas-based Acxiom's shares, outlook take hit after Facebook shift stirs uncertainty

Subscriber onlyFacebook's decision to stop working with data collectors took a toll on Acxiom Corp. shares Thursday. The decision by the social media giant also derailed Acxiom's fiscal 2019 earnings guidance. Continue reading...

Telecommuting growth slow in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe popularity of telecommuting jobs -- employees who work from home or wherever there's an Internet connection -- is growing in Arkansas, but at a slower pace than in other states, according to a report released Wednesday by online job placement firm FlexJobs. Continue reading...

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