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What’s Your Story? (Barry Goldberg on Leadership)

Don’t let a good story interfere with clear decision-making and put existing business at risk.

The EPA is Again Allowing Summer Sales of Higher Ethanol Gasoline Blend, Citing Global Conflicts

The biofuels industry and politicians in the Midwestern states where ethanol is produced from corn praised the EPA’s decision.

How Immigrant Workers in US Have Helped Boost Job Growth and Stave Off a Recession

MIAMI (AP) — Having fled economic and political chaos in Venezuela, Luisana Silva now loads carpets for a South Carolina rug company. She earns enough to pay rent, buy groceries, […]

Bird Flu is Spreading to More Farm Animals. Are Milk and Eggs Safe?

Farmers are testing cows that show symptoms of infection, including sharply reduced milk supply and lethargy.

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Bird Flu is Spreading to More Farm Animals. Are Milk and Eggs Safe?

Farmers are testing cows that show symptoms of infection, including sharply reduced milk supply and lethargy. read more >
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Arkansas Women in Agriculture Names Jeanie Rowbotham the 2024 Arkansas Ag Woman of the Year (Movers & Shakers)

She is a 4-H extension agent in Johnson County with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. read more >
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Arkansas Foodbank Adds 5 to Board of Directors

Arkansas Foodbank announced it has added five members to its board of directors. They are: Jon Ball, Little Rock market manager, Walmart Sharmane Andrews, senior vice president, chief Compliance Officer, […] read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Media & Marketing / Public Companies

Tyson Foods Isn’t Hiring Workers Who Came to the US Illegally, but Boycott Calls Persist

Conservative influencers and politicians are calling for a boycott of Tyson Foods after false claims spread online saying the multinational meat producer is planning to hire 52,000 people who came to the U.S. illegally. read more >
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Sherwood Complex Attracts $15M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

The 160-unit Chapel Ridge apartment complex in Sherwood weighed in at $15 million. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Insurance / Legal / Nonprofits

US Farms are Increasingly Reliant on Contract Workers Who are Acutely Exposed to Climate Extremes

Some states have patchwork heat regulations in place for farm workers, but there are no federal rules about heat exposure in the U.S. And making a formal complaint can be fraught, though it’s a legal right. read more >
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Tyson’s New Logo, Incorporating the Old

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has a newly hatched logo unifying “our history and our future,” the company said in a statement. read more >
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Orcutt Named Partner at Shults Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

She previously served as senior counsel in Husch Blackwell LLP’s national education law practice. read more >
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Grants Available to Promote Arkansas Farmers Markets

In 2023, the program provided more than $9,000 in grants to 25 Arkansas farmers markets. read more >
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Landmark Apartments in West Little Rock Sell for $38.9MLock Icon

This week's million-dollar deals contains apartments, warehouses and over 500 acres of land in Pulaski County. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Government & Politics / Real Estate

Governor Announces Review of State Levee System

Historic flooding in 2019 led to the creation of a levee task force, but it's unclear how many of the group's recommendations have been implemented. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

ATU Board Approves New Agricultural Education Building

The new 1,980-SF building would house welding equipment, a tool storage area and other equipment. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Education / Technology

U of A Researchers Get $5M for AI-Powered Food Supply Chain Platform

Cultivate IQ integrates sales and production data from across the farm-to-market supply chain to help plan and manage regional food supplies. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Public Companies

Tyson Foods Elects Board Members, Expresses Confidence in 2024 Rebound

“I’m pleased to report that every one of our businesses is executing better today than 18 months ago,” CEO Donnie King said. read more >
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Calvin King Reappointed to FHLB Dallas Advisory Council

King is the founder, president and CEO of the Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corp. in Brinkley. read more >
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ComGroup Highlights Ag Marketing Trends in New Report

The report highlights what author Carson Horn, an ag industry specialist, described as marketing trends that will have the greatest impact on commercial success for agribusinesses this year. read more >
Donnie King, president and CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. in Springdale
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Tyson Foods Reports $107M Profit in Fiscal Q1

Income was down more than 66% from the same quarter a year ago, but it was the first profitable period for Tyson Foods after three consecutive negative quarters. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Tyson Opens New $355M Bacon Plant in Kentucky

The facility uses high-tech robots to pack and stack boxes and move products, reflecting the company's growing emphasis on automation and efficiency. read more >
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Prisoners in the US are Part of a Hidden Workforce Linked to Hundreds of Popular Food Brands

With about 2 million people locked up, U.S. prison labor from all sectors has morphed into a multibillion-dollar empire, extending far beyond the classic images of prisoners stamping license plates, working on road crews or battling wildfires. read more >
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Demographic Trends Signal Potential Growth in Medical Cannabis MarketLock Icon

Data from the Arkansas Department of Health offers a glimpse at what could become the expanded medical cannabis market. read more >