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Crawford: Cuban Market Could Boost Arkansas, But Leaders Must Act Fast
Rick Crawford

Crawford: Cuban Market Could Boost Arkansas, But Leaders Must Act Fast

Cuba's dependence on outside food sources could provide a $36 million annual boost to Arkansas' economy, particularly farmers in northeast Arkansas.
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Tyson Foods Stock Jumps on Record 1Q Earnings

Tyson Foods Inc. on Friday reported first quarter income of $461 million, up 49 percent from the same period in 2015.
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Marvin Childers Elected to Lead National Poultry Group

Marvin Childers, president of The Poultry Federation, has been elected to lead the State Poultry Executives Association.
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Wayne Farms Plant in Laurel, Mississippi, to Lay Off 500

A Georgia-based poultry company says its Laurel, Mississippi, plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end of June.
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