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Tysons Give $5M to UA System Agriculture Division
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Tysons Give $5M to UA System Agriculture Division

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale donated $5 million to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
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Arkansas Rice Farmers Get Deadline from USDA

The U.S. Agriculture Secretary has announced that Arkansas producers would get one more month to update their farm information for new commodity safety-net programs established in the 2014 farm bill.
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Turner Grain Trustee Asks for Chapter 7 Liquidation

Acting United States Trustee Daniel Casamatta says keeping the company in Chapter 11 is just costing the company additional administrative expenses.
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US Economic Growth in Q4 Revised Down to 2.2 Percent

The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit.
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