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2 more say rehab center kept wages

Subscriber onlyTwo more Oklahoma men sued Siloam Springs-based Simmons Foods and a Christian rehabilitation center on Friday claiming they were used as free labor at chicken processing plants. Continue reading...

Rehab clients claim wage violations

Subscriber onlyThree Oklahoma men filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming that they worked in Simmons Foods chicken plants for limited or no pay as part of a Christian alcohol and rehabilitation program. Continue reading...

Hedge funds boost stakes in Tyson

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. has been drawing interest from hedge-fund investors recently with a fund in Denver purchasing about $1.4 million in company shares. Continue reading...

Japan tariff cited in frozen-beef sales dip

Subscriber onlyFrozen-beef exports to Japan fell 26 percent in August after a tariff increase on U.S. beef in Japan intended to protect the country's farmers, according to recent reports. Continue reading...

Harrison farm puts free-range pork on menus, local tables

Subscriber onlyThe meatballs at Bentonville's Oven & Tap restaurant, the pork chops at The Hive at the 21c Museum Hotel and the thinly sliced deli ham at Onyx Coffee Lab have one thing in common, the pork originates from Sean and Carol Bansley's Berkshire Ridge Farm in the Ozark Mountains. Continue reading...

Tyson to cut 450 corporate-level jobs

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. announced Thursday that it is eliminating 450 positions throughout the company as it adjusts to this summer's AdvancePierre Foods acquisition. Continue reading...

$300M chicken plant set for Northwest Arkansas

Simmons Foods plans 1,500 jobs

Subscriber onlySILOAM SPRINGS -- Simmons Prepared Foods said Wednesday that it plans to expand its operations in Northwest Arkansas, spending $300 million on a high-tech chicken plant that will create 1,500 jobs. Continue reading...

Tyson cancels plans for Kansas complex resisted by residents

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods on Tuesday canceled a plan to build a high-tech chicken processing facility in northeastern Kansas. Continue reading...

Cotton Candy grape stems from Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe Cotton Candy grape -- a fruit anomaly that began production in California -- has lit up faces in recent years for its distinctly sweet flavor. That is, if shoppers can get their hands on them. Continue reading...

Tyson to meet with plant opponents

Subscriber onlyResponding to concerns from residents of Tonganoxie, Kan., Tyson Foods officials said Friday that they plan to host a community meeting about its decision to build a high-tech chicken processing facility there. Continue reading...

Home-grown meat processor broadening base

Thriving Winslow operation adds poultry to service line

Subscriber onlyWINSLOW -- Scott Ridenoure, part owner of B&R Processing and Taxidermy in Winslow, opened the small slaughterhouse just before deer season in 2013. Continue reading...

SEC completes price-fixing investigation, Tyson says

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods on Friday said that the Securities and Exchange Commission has completed its investigation into allegations of price fixing and won't be taking further action against the company. Continue reading...

Tyson opens high-tech hatchery

New Springdale center set to employ about 35 people

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. opened its high-tech Incubation Technology Center in Springdale on Wednesday. The chicken producer said the new facility makes hatchery operations more efficient and better positions the company to handle its 2017 No Antibiotics Ever campaign. Continue reading...

Retailers, IBM team to explore new tech linked to food safety

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart, Tyson and other food and retail companies are working with IBM to explore how blockchain technology can improve safety in their food-supply chains. Continue reading...

UA tests effect of trellises on berries

Subscriber onlyThe summer sun makes blackberries a gamble for farmers in the South, commonly turning the fruit odd shades of red, or white, from overexposure. Continue reading...