Agriculture

Agronomic Innovations Purchases AgRobotics of Little Rock

Agronomic Innovations Purchases AgRobotics of Little Rock
The AutoProbe precision soil sampler from AgRobotics, which announced its purchase by Agronomic Innovations.

AgRobotics co-founders Jim and Jeff Burton of Little Rock had been searching for a strategic partner to expand the market for the AutoProbe, a device that pulls 6-inch cores of soil samples from which farners can extract accurate data. Deals of the sale between the private companies were not disclosed, and all AgRobotics employees will be retained.
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Tyson Foods 3Q Profit Climbs 4.4 Percent, Will Sell Chicken Business in Brazil, Mexico

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, reporting a record third-quarter profit and the sale of new stock and other equity, also said it is selling poultry operations in Brazil and Mexico in order to help pay for its acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago.
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For First Time, Jimmy Dean Moves Beyond Breakfast

Jimmy Dean, the sausage brand started by the late country singer, has become a breakfast staple. Now the brand, owned by Hillshire, is hoping its new bowls and sandwiches can lure eaters at other meals.
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