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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...

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...