Jul 25

OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith, a subsidiary of Industrias Bachoco of Guanajuato, Mexico, on Tuesday announced the promotion of Randy Meyers to chief operating officer, a newly-created position that follows two acquisitions the company has made over the last 18 months.

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Jul 25

Pilgrim’s Pride co-founder Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim died Friday surrounded by his family at home. He was 89.

As indicated by the 37-foot-tall, head-and-shoulders bust of his likeness donning a pilgrim-style hat that still stands over the company's former headquarters between Pittsburg and Mount Pleasant, Texas, Bo was an industry icon.

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Jul 13

Springdale, Ark. – July 13, 2017 – As part of Tyson Foods’ (NYSE: TSN) efforts to raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do and its charitable focus on building healthier communities, healthier people and addressing food insecurity, the company announced today nearly $400,000 in community grants to 17 non-profit organizations in ten states.

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Jun 17

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Garrett Atkins of Randolph County and Natasha Hightower of Indepence County won first place in the State 4-H Turkey and Broiler Barbecue Contest held as part of The Poultry Federation’s 58th Annual Poultry Festival in Rogers, Arkansas on June 17, 2017. Atkins was presented the Champion Turkey Division Award and Hightower the Champion Broiler Division Award by Marvin Childers, The Poultry Federation President.

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May 18

OAKWOOD, Ga. – A groundbreaking ceremony was held May 18 to commemorate the beginning of construction on Wayne Farms’ new, $4.5 million Customer Innovation Center adjacent to the company’s prepared foods facility in Decatur, Alabama. Officials from Wayne Farms, a subsidiary of Continental Grain Co., were joined by local and state dignitaries at the construction site of the 15,000-sq.-ft. facility.

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