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State asks USDA to pay bird-flu costs

$44,500 requested for poultry testing, mitigation in Scott County outbreak

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission is seeking a $44,500 grant to cover the cost of mitigation of an isolated outbreak of avian influenza in Scott County earlier this year. Continue reading...

Tyson income jumps in 3rd quarter

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday reported sharply higher yearover-year third-quarter net income, citing strong sales in its chicken and beef segments and higher retail prices. Continue reading...

Growers of cattle: ’13 grass greener

But focus is still on conservation

Subscriber onlyArkansas cattle ranchers, in the wake of the 2012 drought that dried up pastures and shrank hay supplies, turned increasingly this year to management techniques aimed at conserving grass, state agricultural expects say. Continue reading...

Tyson cooks up new products

Test kitchens create new foods for retailers, consumers

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE — Tyson means poultry. Everybody knows that, right? Continue reading...

Lindsey plaintiffs sent to U.S. court

Subscriber onlyA lawsuit against Lindsey Management Co. Inc. of Fayetteville has been moved, at least for now, from Saline County District Court to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Continue reading...

Business pluses, minuses observed

Economy front, center at forum

Subscriber onlyBusiness owners and leaders were treated to a mixed bag of optimism and pessimism when they gathered Wednesday at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Continue reading...

Forage testing pushed by UA

Nitrate poisoning higher in drought

Subscriber onlyUniversity of Arkansas Division of Agriculture researchers are cautioning beef and other livestock producers to test and monitor their forage supplies for nitrate poisoning and prussic acid. Continue reading...

LR sign slaps poultry industry

Billboard sponsor irresponsible, chicken group responds

Subscriber onlyA new billboard put in place Wednesday in Little Rock targets Tyson Foods Inc. and the poultry industry in general for what critics claim are unsanitary and unsafe food-production practices. Continue reading...

50-year-old fruit station still branching out

Research is responsible for creating new strains

Subscriber onlyCLARKSVILLE — It all started more than six decades ago when the University of Arkansas’ agriculture division established a research station to help farmers supplement their incomes by planting peach groves. Continue reading...

FarmAid says meat contracts favor packers

Subscriber onlyA new report by FarmAid, the farmer advocacy group founded by country music legend Willie Nelson, takes Tyson Foods Inc. and other large meat companies to task over their dealings with contract farmers. Continue reading...

‘Hardware disease,’ other stock hazards surface after storms

Subscriber onlyHeavy storms and localized flooding this spring have left Arkansas ranchers dealing with so-called hardware disease and other livestock challenges. Continue reading...

Meat origin-label rule riles industry

Subscriber onlyU.S. meat and livestock groups this week sharply objected to newly implemented U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements on country-of-origin labeling, saying the changes violate World Trade Organization rules and could cost meat packers, such as Tyson Foods Inc., as much as $47.3 million collectively to implement, based on the regulations published in the Federal Register. Continue reading...

Study: Gas drilling in state hasn’t contaminated wells

Subscriber onlyShale-gas production in Arkansas has not resulted in groundwater contamination, according to a study by researchers at Duke University and the U.S. Geological Survey. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart cuts Bangladesh suppliers

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday that it has barred dozens of apparel factories in Bangladesh from supplying goods to the retailer. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart touts career prospects

‘Real’ appeal sells retailer as more than low-wage jobs

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville has begun a national television and online marketing campaign focusing on how the company not only helps customers save money, but also provides “tremendous career opportunities.” Continue reading...

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