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Arkansas Farm Bureau Picks Dan Wright as President

Mike Freeze of Little Rock will continue as vice president for the agriculture advocacy organization. read more >
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Tyson Exec Buys Fayetteville Home for $1.26MLock Icon

Fadi Qutishat is the vice president of finance for the fresh meats segment at Tyson Foods, and is relocating to Northwest Arkansas as part of the OneTyson initiative. read more >
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Bird Flu Still Taking Toll on Industry as 1.35 Million Chickens are Killed in Ohio

The outbreak that began in early 2022 has been much less severe this year but there have still been 8.1 million birds killed. read more >
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Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Appointments

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the following appointments to boards and commissions. Division of Aeronautics Timmy Stockdale, Hot Springs, to the Division of Aeronautics. Term Expires November 9, 2027. […] read more >
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The Worker Shortfall (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas is facing a “most severe” worker shortage but has an opportunity to reverse course. read more >
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Cannabis Connections: Medical Marijuana Businesses That Use Management FirmsLock Icon

At least 13 medical marijuana businesses in Arkansas have contracts with cannabis management companies, according to state records. read more >
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Ag Department Licenses State’s 4th Meat Processor

The state Department of Agriculture says Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge is the fourth meat processing facility licensed by the Arkansas Meat Inspection Program. read more >
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Beef, A Way of Life in Texas, Is Hard on the Planet. This Rancher Thinks She Can Change That

A look at regenerative ranching, in which cows are moved frequently to different pastures in an effort to restore the soil. read more >
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Tyson Foods Posts Fiscal Q4 Loss; EPS Beats Street Forecast

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports losses for the fourth quarter and for fiscal 2023. read more >
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Career Realignment: Report Calls for Fine-Tuning Workforce Training Programs in NWALock Icon

The study by the Walton Family Foundation said that many of the programs taken by high school students are in career pathways that are not the region’s high priorities. read more >
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Griffin: Syngenta Has Paid $280K Fine

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin says Syngenta Seeds LLC has paid the $280,000 civil penalty he imposed for violating a state law that bans some foreign-owned companies from owning agricultural land here. read more >
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Tyson Foods Recalls 30,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 30,000 pounds of breaded chicken "Fun Nuggets" after consumers complained of finding metal pieces in the dinosaur-shaped patties. read more >
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Attorney General’s Office Asks Judge To Block FOI Request

The attorney general’s office has asked a federal judge to block the release of attorney-client and “work product”-privileged documents that a Little Rock attorney asked for under FOIA. read more >
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UA Professor Explores Nonalcoholic Beverage BoomLock Icon

Scott Lafontaine is interested in improving the quality of nonalcoholic beers and beverages, an expanding industry. read more >
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Poultry Firms Ask Judge to Dismiss Ruling Over Watershed Pollution

A group of poultry producers, including Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, are asking a federal judge to dismiss his ruling that they polluted an Oklahoma watershed. read more >
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Jeff Edwards Named UA Bumpers College Dean

Jeff Edwards has been named dean of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences effective Jan. 1. read more >
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A Sign of the Times

At one time, Arkansas couldn’t get enough of Chinese investment. Times have changed. read more >
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Public Pensions, Private Equity: ATRS and APERS Exceed Targets with Diverse InvestmentsLock Icon

Both systems, the state’s largest pension funds, exceeded their goals for returns after a dismal fiscal 2022, and both also have new leaders fresh out of state agencies. read more >
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Tyson Foods Invests in Insect Ingredients

The Springdale-based company is partnering with a Netherlands firm to build an insect ingredient facility in the U.S. read more >
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Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Names 2024 Inductees

The honorees will be recognized for their contributions to the agriculture, poultry, sustainability and entertainment industries in Arkansas and the region in an induction ceremony at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock on Feb. 16, 2024. read more >