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Tariffs opposed by farm coalition

Subscriber onlyA coalition of farm advocacy groups announced a campaign Tuesday against the president's decision to impose tariffs on imported metals and other goods. Continue reading...

Farmers praise part of spending bill

Subscriber onlyTucked inside the $1.3 trillion spending bill that President Donald Trump signed on Friday were provisions that reverse emission reporting requirements for livestock producers and extend the deadline for truckers to begin using electronic logging devices to record work hours. Continue reading...

Supplier keeps busy buzzing about honey from bees in Chile

Subscriber onlyJacob Perry, founder of Patagonia Bee Products in Fayetteville, is one busy bee. Continue reading...

Student helps peers attend event

9th-grader’s nonprofit paid teens’ way to tech conference

Subscriber onlyJulian Sanker, a ninth-grader at Hass Academy in Springdale, started a nonprofit and raised enough money for more than 20 other teens to attend a technology conference this week in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Animal, crop haulers get e-logs delay

Subscriber onlyNearing the end of a 90-day extension, truck drivers who haul live animals and crops got another 90-day delay in implementation of a U.S. Department of Transportation rule that mandates truckers use electronic devices to record the amount of time spent on the road. Continue reading...

Rehab pay suit moved to Oklahoma

Subscriber onlyA lawsuit involving clients of a rehabilitation program who claim they weren't paid for their work at an Arkansas chicken plant was moved last week to an Oklahoma federal court where similar cases are awaiting trial. Continue reading...

Chicken carriers focus of initiative

State firm invests in Brazilian fleet

Subscriber only Cobb-Vantress' Brazil division on Monday announced plans to invest more than $1 million in a high-tech fleet of trucks with increased capacity and improved climate control, designed to curb the mortality rates of chicks in transit. Continue reading...

Tyson's arm has its ear to ground

Ventures group scouting startups

Subscriber onlyFor pending industry shake-ups, Tyson Foods says it has an ace in the hole. Continue reading...

Dillard's renews stock-buyback plan

Subscriber onlyDillard's Inc. on Thursday renewed its share-repurchase program, two days after reporting upbeat full-year and fourth-quarter earnings, allowing the retailer to buy back up to $500 million of its stock. Continue reading...

Tyson to pay $2.5M for '14 fish kill

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods was ordered Tuesday to pay $2.5 million in fines and restitution after one of its plants in Missouri polluted nearby waters, killing more than 100,000 fish. Continue reading...

Tyson's food plans include leftover bits

Subscriber onlyAs evidence of its effort to become a more "modern food company," Tyson Foods executives this week announced a raft of new partnerships and initiatives, including an agreement with a Mexican spice company, a new red logo, and a plan to use leftovers in new food products. Continue reading...

PHOTO: Hydroponic farm in steel container keeps UA in greens

Subscriber onlyAround 9 a.m. Thursday, Allix Ice, 22, a senior dietetics and nutrition major, stepped into a steel shipping container and began her duties. Continue reading...

Tyson exec gets $2.7M sign-on bonus

Subscriber onlyStewart Glendinning, vice president and chief financial officer of Tyson Foods Inc., is being paid a sign-on bonus of $2.7 million and an annual salary of $750,000, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission document filed Wednesday. Continue reading...

Label rules sought for imitation beef

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Cattlemen's Association is urging lawmakers to establish labeling guidelines so shoppers know which products have beef in them and which ones do not. Continue reading...

Food trucks booming, but it's hard work

Saturation, bad weather can make or break them

Subscriber onlyAmber Cafourek-Belasco, 40, co-owner of Natural State Sandwiches, was boxing things up last year, ready to shut down the business and move back to San Francisco, when she turned to her husband and said: "Maybe we should try our hand at a brick-and-mortar?" Continue reading...