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Hot Trailer Touches Off PAM Transport Lawsuit

Hot Trailer Touches Off PAM Transport Lawsuit This article is available only in print.

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown is seeking to recoup money for a trailer that was stolen and later caught on fire.
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Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Finalists Picked (Movers & Shakers)

The Arkansas Farm Bureau has selected the county winners for the 71st annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program.
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Tennessee OKs $20M in Incentives for Tyson Foods Facility

Tyson Foods Inc. will receive a state economic incentives package worth $20 million to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a project that's expected to include $322 million in private investment and 1,600 new jobs within five years.
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Walmart Atop Fortune 500 List for 6th Straight Year

Fortune magazine has published its 64th annual Fortune 500 list of the country's biggest companies, and Walmart Inc. of Bentonville ranks No. 1 for the sixth consecutive year. read more >

P. Allen Smith Partners With Ralston Family Farms to Promote Their Rice Products

Author and television host P. Allen Smith announced last week a partnership with Ralston Family Farms in the marketing and distribution of rice blends grown in Arkansas. read more >

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B This article is available only in print.

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue. read more >

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. read more >

Tyson Foods Buys American Proteins, AMPRO Assets for $850M

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Tuesday that it will pay about $850 million for the poultry rendering and blending assets of American Proteins Inc. and AMPRO Products Inc. read more >

Holly Rogers Promoted at Poultry Federation (Movers & Shakers)

A graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Holly Rogers has been with the federation for three years and was previously the director of marketing and communications. read more >

Tyson Foods Profit Down 7 Percent, Company Expects Record Year

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports second-quarter net income attributable to Tyson of $315 million, down 7 percent from the $340 million it reported last year. read more >

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse. read more >

Arkansas Gardeners Form Nonprofit to Own Property

The Learning Fields at Chaffee Crossing, a program through the University of Arkansas, encompass several fruits and vegetables as well as herbs and roses. read more >

Tyson Names New VP of Corporate Communications

Jennifer “JJ” Davis, a longtime communications executive in the technology industry, is joining Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale as vice president of corporate communications. read more >

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