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Tyson's earnings a record for a 1Q

Corporate tax cut aids $1.63B result

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods on Thursday reported a record first-quarter profit of $1.63 billion, beefed up by its prepared-food division, recent acquisitions and the expected corporate tax-cut windfall. Continue reading...

Tyson invests in smart cooker; startup produces oven, its meal kits

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods announced Tuesday it invested in a startup company that brings consumers one step closer to preparing meals as they did in the animated television series The Jetsons. Continue reading...

2 giants also sue Tyson, others

Distributors join price-fixing claim

Subscriber onlyTwo of the nation's largest food distributors joined the list of plaintiffs suing the chicken industry on allegations of manipulating U.S. broiler chicken prices. Continue reading...

Chicken council's petition rejected; U.S. denies plan on speed waivers

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has rejected a request for a waiver that would make it easier for chicken processing plants to operate with increased line speeds. Continue reading...

Arkansas-based Tyson invests in lab-grown meat

Springdale firm links deal to global sustainability efforts

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods announced Monday its investment in Memphis Meats, a company working to turn animal cells into meat for human consumption. Continue reading...

Permits' end alarms Salvadorans

Employees for Tyson, Simmons losing protected status

Subscriber only Jose Castro, 45, a part-time janitor at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. offices in Bentonville, had been flipping through Facebook when he saw the news. After 16 years, his temporary status in the U.S. was in jeopardy. Continue reading...

Airbnb guests up 131% in state; more Arkansans hosted in ’17, too

Subscriber onlyMore Arkansans and tourists are turning to online home-sharing services, according to a report released Wednesday by California-based Airbnb regarding activity in the state. Continue reading...

Arkansas now has exporter directory

Trade center seeks to increase flow

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas World Trade Center on Monday published its first exporter directory designed to help state-based companies develop stronger ties with foreign and domestic companies. Continue reading...

Arkansans tell Trump: Do no harm to trading

Hutchinson, firms say pact with Canada, Mexico crucial

Subscriber only\Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas business leaders on Tuesday sent a unified message to the Trump administration about pending trade negotiations: Change is fine, but do no harm to the state's trading relationships with Mexico and Canada. Continue reading...

Tyson investors to review water plan

Subscriber onlyA water stewardship proposal that would add a layer of environmental oversight to Tyson Foods production facilities, will be considered next month by Tyson shareholders. Continue reading...

Tyson wraps up '17 on solid ground

Subscriber onlyRising stock prices show that Tyson Foods had a solid fiscal year, and its reshaped image and leadership adjustments since its 2014 acquisition of Hillshire Brands Hillshire merger have helped the company keep its spot as one of the nation's dominant food companies -- with room to grow. Continue reading...

Arkansas-based firms to lay out plans for spending expected windfall created by tax break

Subscriber onlyThe signing Friday of the first major overhaul of the nation's tax laws since 1986 prompted a handful of high-profile companies to announce plans to spend the expected windfall created by lower corporate taxes. Continue reading...

Organic rule for meat on hit list

USDA targeting welfare standard

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to eliminate a new rule that would set higher welfare standards for certified organic meats, reversing years of USDA policymaking and yielding millions of dollars in savings for meatpackers. Continue reading...

Poultry-plant workers wary of faster lines

3 laborers in industry offer views as speed-up studied

Subscriber onlyChicken production line speeds have been contentious within the poultry industry for years, affecting everything from the amount of meat processed per shift to tensions over workers’ health. Continue reading...

Chicken plant is hot topic at board

Gentry-area plan draws doubters

Subscriber onlyBenton County residents concerned about a plan to build a chicken-processing plant near Gentry filled the aisles at a county planning meeting last week as officials with Simmons Foods pitched their $300 million facility. Continue reading...