Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is a multinational corporation based in Springdale, Arkansas, that operates in the food industry. The company is the world's second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork only behind Brazilian JBS S.A., and annually exports the largest percentage of beef out of the United States. With 2005 sales of US$26 billion, Tyson Foods is the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500, the largest meat producer in the world, and according to Forbes one of the 100 largest companies in the United States.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$4,797,436 Given
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Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
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    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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View all campaign finance data for Tyson Foods Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$20,137,434 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Tyson Foods

View all lobbying data for Tyson Foods Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 293 dockets; Submitted to 39 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Tyson Foods" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

106 contracts
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
Tyson Foods Inc 2005 $29,619,700
contract
Tyson Foods Inc 2007 RESALE $28,137,817
contract
Tyson Foods Inc 2005 $23,324,325
contract
Tyson Foods Inc 2005 $19,986,869
contract
Tyson Foods Inc 2006 $19,402,571
contract
Tyson Foods Inc 2009 RESALE - CHILLED MEATS $16,774,813
contract
Tyson Foods Inc 2009 RESALE - ASSORTED FROZEN CHICKEN (SECTION A) $15,619,779
contract
Tyson Foods Inc 2009 RESALE - CHILLED MEATS $15,473,370
contract
Tyson Foods Inc 2009 RESALE - ASSORTED FROZEN CHICKEN (SECTION A) $15,447,174
contract
Tyson Foods Inc 2009 RESALE - CHILLED MEATS $15,115,122
View all grant & loan data for Tyson Foods View all contract data for Tyson Foods Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

1 Enforcement Actions
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Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Industrial Pollution Control (Ipc) (Cost Recovery Agmt) Tyson Foods, Inc. (+236 others) 2003 Jackson, Ms $3,440,369
View all EPA violations data for Tyson Foods Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

5 people on 6 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Tyson Foods" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Agriculture 5 people on 6 committees
View all advisory committee data for Tyson Foods