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Wal-Mart urges suppliers to curb antibiotics, treat animals better

...pummeled with sheets of wood, and pregnant sows were caged in such small spaces they could barely move. After that, Tyson Foods and Wal-Mart terminated the contract with the supplier.In July 2014, Wal-Mart announced it was requiring its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-22/wal-mart-urges-suppliers-c
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Tyson joins bidding for Hillshire BrandsNEW YORK - Tyson Foods, the largest U.S. meat processor, on Thursday made a $6.2 billion offer for Hill shire Brands, the maker of Jimmy Dean...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-05-29/business-news
Tyson officials accused of seeking Espy influence

WASHINGTON -- Two Tyson Foods Co. officials used corporate aircraft, sports tickets and other...trips to influence Espy. "Archie Schaffer never thought that he or Tyson Foods could buy Mike Espy for what the government says is $12,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/17/bus_231074.shtml
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Tyson wins bidding war for Hillshire Brands

NEW YORK - Tyson Foods Inc. has won a bidding war to gobble up Hill shire Brands, the maker...There can be no assurance that any transaction will result from the Tyson Foods offer," Hillshire said in a statement.Hillshire, based in Chicago...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-09/tyson-wins-bidding-war-hil
DeKalb stakeout cop hit by van

...from truckers about the thefts. Police say the officers spotted a couple of suspects trying to pry open the doors of a Tyson Foods trailer. WSB-TV reports that when the officers approached, the suspects tried to get away and struck the officer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-10-28/dekalb-stakeout-cop-hi
Across the region

...Mon day after complaints from truckers. Police say the officers spotted two people trying to pry open the doors of a Tyson Foods trailer. When the officers approached, the two tried to get away and struck the officer with a minivan.Police are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-28/across-region
Welfare Nation: "Farm Bill" is what's wrong with America

...is dominated by sophisticated family corporate enterprises and Fortune 500 companies such as Archer Daniels Midland, Tyson Foods and Pilgrims Pride Corp. Improvements in mechanization and biotechnology have made farming more productive and lucrative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-05-25/welfare-na
Possibly tainted meat pulled from Walmarts

...officials said Tuesday.No illnesses have been reported from the 380,000 pounds of meat products, which were made by Tyson Foods unit Zemco Industries in Buffalo and might contain Listeria, said Gary Mickelson, a spokesman for Springdale, Ark...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-08-24/possibly-tainted-meat-pull
Business
ConAgra sells chicken business to Pilgrim's Pride

...Pilgrim's Pride of Pittsburg, Texas, said it will become the nation's second largest chicken company behind Tyson Foods with annual net sales of about $5 billion. The sale comes as Omaha-based ConAgra gets out of the meatpacking business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/10/bus_378001.shtml
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Meatpackers target clueless shoppers

...The extent of our beef was Hamburger Helper." Cargill Inc. - the second-biggest U.S. meat processor behind Tyson Foods Inc. - is betting that there are a lot of people like Hogan out there. The agribusiness giant and one of its units...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/26/foo_77453.shtml
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