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Tyson Foods Names Doug Ramsey to Oversee Poultry
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Tyson Foods Names Doug Ramsey to Oversee Poultry

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Tuesday that Doug Ramsey has been promoted to president of the meat processor's poultry operations.
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Cancer-Fighting Tech, Livestock Tracker Win Big at Governor's Cup

Teams from the University of Arkansas, John Brown University, Arkansas State University and Harding University won big at the 17th Annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition.
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Grief, Pain and the Fall of Turner Grain

With his father's death in late 2013 and stress contributing to his losing some 60 pounds in 30 days, Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. co-owner Jason Coleman said he was in no condition to run his company in the months leading to its collapse in August 2014.
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