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Dicamba is issue today at Arkansas Capitol

Monsanto suing to prevent cutoff

Subscriber onlyArkansas isn't the only state restricting the use of dicamba, but so far it is the only one facing the courtroom wrath of Monsanto, the St. Louis-based seed and chemical company. Continue reading...

Farmers in Arkansas get $466M for '16 losses; low rice prices cited for size of payments

Subscriber onlyArkansas farmers received $466 million in federal "safety net" payments this year for crop losses in 2016, third-most in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Continue reading...

Business convention goes to pot; marijuana-tied entrepreneurs stop in Little Rock ahead of new law

Subscriber onlyTwo tables of bongs, pipes and other marijuana paraphernalia drew a steady line of curious consumers Wednesday morning at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Continue reading...

West Little Rock shopping center sold for $4M to group including attorney

Subscriber onlyJust vacant lots 20 years ago but ripe for development, a 3.35-acre retail center in west Little Rock has been sold for $4 million to Varr West LLC, led by Charles Darwin "Skip" Davidson, a Little Rock attorney and cattleman. Continue reading...

PSC hearing delves into utilities' credits for solar electricity

Subscriber onlyA state representative said Thursday that his 2015 legislation to encourage development of renewable-energy sources in the state wasn't meant to allow a controversial plan now being sought by electric utilities. Continue reading...

Year got rural, Arkansas governor tells bureau

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he never expected a herbicide would consume so much of his time and involve a "row-crop tour" this summer of northeast Arkansas fields where farmers reported damage from the dicamba herbicide. Continue reading...

After $2M in upgrades, downtown Little Rock's renovated Frederica celebrates its 103-year history

Subscriber onlyA $2 million makeover has made Little Rock's second-oldest hotel bright and sleek for the years ahead, but its long and colorful history will be noted throughout the building. Continue reading...

Cotton herbicide gets nod from state Plant Board

Subscriber onlyA committee of the state Plant Board on Tuesday recommended that a new herbicide by Dow Agrosciences for use on cotton tolerant of 2,4-D be allowed in Arkansas next season. Continue reading...

214 permits issued for wine sales at Arkansas grocery and convenience stores

Subscriber onlyGrocers and convenience stores across Arkansas will begin stocking their shelves with an expanded assortment of wines today, after a quick vote by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday issued 214 new permits to stores in "wet" counties. Continue reading...

Farmers sue board over dicamba curb

Subscriber onlySix Arkansas farmers on Friday filed a lawsuit against the state Plant Board alleging that its membership structure is unconstitutional and that its recent decision to limit the spraying of a herbicide violated state law. Continue reading...

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