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Judge Extends Agreement Date for Oklahoma Poultry Lawsuit

Tyson Foods and other poultry companies were ordered to come up with a plan to clean a watershed polluted by chicken litter. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Legal / Public Companies

Tyson, Others, Lose Oklahoma Lawsuit Over Poultry Pollution

The companies have less than two months to reach an agreement with the state of Oklahoma on how to clean a watershed polluted by chicken litter. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

Cooks Venture Expands Executive Team With New Sales, Operations Hires

The company has added executives from the Australian poultry producer Ingham's and the New Jersey-based startup Do Good Foods. read more >
The current Simmons Foods poultry production facility adjacent to Interstate 540 in Van Buren with a rendering of the planned expansion.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Restaurants & Food

Simmons Foods Announces $100M Expansion in Van Buren

The project will create 100 new jobs. read more >
Mountain Station in Mountain Home is among the complexes offering 850 workforce housing units acquired recently by Natural Capital, a Little Rock investment group. The seller was Professional Property Management Inc. of Mountain Home, led by Thomas J. Embach.
Business Services / Investments / Real Estate

Natural Capital Adds 850 Affordable Units

Natural Capital’s new commercial real estate entity wears its heart in its name, Heartland Affordable Housing. But the private investment group’s motives aren’t just altruistic. read more >
The Willis Noll House in Fayetteville
Construction / Real Estate

Historic Fayetteville Home SoldLock Icon

A Fayetteville home designed by architect Edward Durell Stone in 1949 sold for more than $1.1 million. read more >
The Connecting Arkansas Program, approved by Arkansas voters in 2012, has funded 36 projects across 19 corridors across the state.
Construction / Government & Politics / Retail / Transportation

Council Pushes Passage of Sales Tax (Again)

Keeping northwest Arkansas’ infrastructure projects funded is crucial to the area’s continued growth. That was the familiar refrain heard at the Northwest Arkansas Council’s annual meeting Wednesday. read more >
The $300 million Simmons plant in Siloam Springs is a “50-year investment.” Officials say it will create 1,500 jobs. Starting from scratch meant Simmons could design production lines for maximum efficiency.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Manufacturing / Real Estate / Retail

Limits Few for $300M Simmons Foods Project in DecaturLock Icon

When Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs decided a few years ago to start from scratch to increase its fresh and frozen chicken production, Simmons bought 800-plus acres for $14 million and then went about designing what COO David Jackson called a “50-year investment.” read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Legal

Lawsuit: Oklahoma Court-Diversion Program is Exploitative

Participants in an Oklahoma-based substance recovery program allege they were required to work at a poultry processing plant without compensation under the threat of incarceration. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Manufacturing / Restaurants & Food

Simmons Prepared Foods Recalls 5,850 Pounds of Chicken

Arkansas-based Simmons Prepared Foods says it's recalling 5,850 pounds of frozen chicken products that may have been breaded with flour contaminated with E. coli bacteria. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Report: US Poultry Workers Forced to Wear Diapers on Job

A report from international advocacy group Oxfam says poultry workers in the United States labor in a "climate of fear," with some forced to wear diapers on the job. read more >
Todd Simmons
Agriculture & Poultry / Restaurants & Food

Todd Simmons Installed as Chair of National Chicken Council

Todd Simmons, CEO of Simmons Foods in Siloam Springs, was installed as the chairman of the National Chicken Council. read more >