Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has hired the caretaker for the Arkansas Razorbacks' mascot as his agriculture project manager.
New staff member Keith Stokes also is the former president of the Arkansas Pork Producers Association. And he's had plenty of beefs with chicken giant Tyson Foods Inc., especially when the poultry firm restructured in 2002 and closed its company-owned and leased hog farms. More than 80 farmers, including Stokes, sued Tyson.