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Chinese AC maker buys Springdale firm

Prodution in state will avoid tariffs

As foreign competitors deal with U.S. tariffs on imported metals, a Chinese air-conditioning manufacturer plans to keep its edge with help from a maker of copper and aluminum parts in Springdale.

Trade tariffs soften shares of food firms

Tyson posts 8% drop in past month

The share prices of several food companies, such as Kraft, Hormel, Pilgrim's Pride and Tyson Foods, have fallen recently as trade partners impose tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for the Trump administration's moves to increase tariffs on a litany of products, analysts said.

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Dead-chicken disposal hard chore on Arkansas farm

Washington County agency raises composting concerns

Independent contract poultry growers deal with dead chickens every day, disposing of hundreds of birds that don't make it to the slaughterhouse.

Firm scuttles plan to build $90 million wood-pellet mill in Arkansas

Zilkha Biomass LLC of Houston has scuttled its plan to build a $90 million wood-pellet mill in Monticello.

Claims allowed in rehab lawsuit; clients say state pay rules skirted

In a ruling filed last week, a Fayetteville federal judge refused to remove certain wage-related claims in a case brought against a drug rehabilitation program and Hendren Plastics Inc.

Meat glut in U.S. a fear in trade war

Arkansas farmers, ranchers and producers have been hedging their bets and bracing for the fallout from a potential U.S. trade war with China.

'Fake meat' held up by regulatory tug-of-war

Foods made from animal cells are currently caught in a turf war between the nation's two food inspection agencies, largely brought on by labeling concerns and each side's interpretation of where their jurisdiction lies.

New suit alleges chicken price fix; four defendants are based in Arkansas

Kroger Co. and two other supermarket chains on Friday joined a group of corporations suing the chicken industry on allegations it manipulated U.S. broiler chicken prices.

Eastern Oklahoma seeing a resurgence in poultry farming

Northwest Arkansas poultry companies in recent years have been looking elsewhere to raise their chickens, mostly in east Oklahoma.

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Walmart gives out millions in grants to assist art, care groups

Walmart Inc. announced plans Tuesday morning to donate more than $22 million to improve Northwest Arkansas organizations that advocate for and promote the arts, recreation and health.

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Walmart Shareholders meeting Friday, June 1, 2018 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Walmart Shareholders meeting Friday, June 1, 2018 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Published: June 1, 2018

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