Ark. bill would name city world's poultry capital

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have hatched a plan to market the home of Tyson Foods Inc. by declaring it the "Poultry Capital of the World."

The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that would give Springdale the new title. The name would be written into a section of state law that names Arkansas' official flower, motto and bird, among other matters.

The town of Cotter is named "Trout Capital of the U.S.A." in that section.

Republican Sen. Jon Woods of Springdale said a city council member had approached him about the idea as a way to market the northwest Arkansas city.

Woods says the proposal does not require any state funding

The bill now heads to the state House for consideration.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.