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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...

Arkansas governor proposes ag-panel changes

Subscriber only Gov. Asa Hutchinson rolled out his reorganization plan for the state's Agriculture Department on Monday. Continue reading...

Chinese AC maker buys Springdale firm

Prodution in state will avoid tariffs

Subscriber onlyAs foreign competitors deal with U.S. tariffs on imported metals, a Chinese air-conditioning manufacturer plans to keep its edge with help from a maker of copper and aluminum parts in Springdale. Continue reading...

Trade tariffs soften shares of food firms

Tyson posts 8% drop in past month

Subscriber onlyThe share prices of several food companies, such as Kraft, Hormel, Pilgrim's Pride and Tyson Foods, have fallen recently as trade partners impose tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for the Trump administration's moves to increase tariffs on a litany of products, analysts said. Continue reading...

Dead-chicken disposal hard chore on Arkansas farm

Washington County agency raises composting concerns

Subscriber onlyIndependent contract poultry growers deal with dead chickens every day, disposing of hundreds of birds that don't make it to the slaughterhouse. Continue reading...

Firm scuttles plan to build $90 million wood-pellet mill in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyZilkha Biomass LLC of Houston has scuttled its plan to build a $90 million wood-pellet mill in Monticello. Continue reading...

Claims allowed in rehab lawsuit; clients say state pay rules skirted

Subscriber onlyIn a ruling filed last week, a Fayetteville federal judge refused to remove certain wage-related claims in a case brought against a drug rehabilitation program and Hendren Plastics Inc. Continue reading...

Meat glut in U.S. a fear in trade war

Subscriber onlyArkansas farmers, ranchers and producers have been hedging their bets and bracing for the fallout from a potential U.S. trade war with China. Continue reading...

'Fake meat' held up by regulatory tug-of-war

Subscriber onlyFoods made from animal cells are currently caught in a turf war between the nation's two food inspection agencies, largely brought on by labeling concerns and each side's interpretation of where their jurisdiction lies. Continue reading...

New suit alleges chicken price fix; four defendants are based in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyKroger Co. and two other supermarket chains on Friday joined a group of corporations suing the chicken industry on allegations it manipulated U.S. broiler chicken prices. Continue reading...