Agriculture

Peco Foods Development Heading to 2016 Launch

Peco Foods Development Heading to 2016 Launch

Work on the new $200 million integrated poultry operation of Peco Foods Inc. is changing the landscape in northeast Arkansas. The nearly 200-acre poultry plant complex site near Pocahontas, assembled in three buys totaling almost $1.4 million in February 2014, is the centerpiece of construction activity.
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Farm Profits to Fall Second Consecutive Year

It will be a less profitable year for farmers as low grain, milk and hog prices cut into income, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say.
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Grain Mostly Higher, Livestock Mixed

Grain futures were mostly higher in early trading Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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