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U.S. eases up on newsprint tariffs

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday partly backed off on tariffs it placed on Canadian newsprint in January and March. Continue reading...

Murphy USA sees 2Q drop in income

Subscriber onlyMurphy USA on Wednesday reported net income of $51.8 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018, compared with $55.5 million, or $1.51 per share, a year ago. Continue reading...

Plant Board OKs hire of ex-official to direct state agriculture panel

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson and the state Plant Board on Friday agreed on the hiring of former state Agriculture Secretary V.O. "Butch" Calhoun as its new director, replacing Terry Walker, who retired this week. Continue reading...

EPA visits fields in Arkansas hurt by dicamba

Subscriber onlyDespite being banned for in-crop use this summer in Arkansas, dicamba is a suspect in damage to thousands of acres of soybeans and to vegetables, backyard gardens and trees. Continue reading...

UALR's cost for football a budget hit

Subscriber onlyStarting a football program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock would require a significant investment of money beyond just an increase in the budget for athletics, according to a consultant's report released Tuesday. Continue reading...

Director of state Plant Board is retiring

‘It’s time to go,’ Walker declares

Subscriber onlyTerry Walker, director of the state Plant Board since 2016, announced his retirement Tuesday, effective immediately. Continue reading...

Study: Adding football at UALR would double the athletic department budget

Starting a football program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock would require a significant infusion of money well beyond an increase in its budget for athletics, according to a consultant's report released Tuesday. Continue reading...

Arkansas governor proposes ag-panel changes

Subscriber only Gov. Asa Hutchinson rolled out his reorganization plan for the state's Agriculture Department on Monday. Continue reading...

Weekly Arkansas newspaper ceases publishing after 129 years

Subscriber onlyThe Modern News of Harrisburg, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in the state, has closed but is still for sale, its editor said Thursday. Continue reading...

Turner Grain sides file plan to settle

Subscriber onlyTwo sides embroiled in the bankruptcy of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. on Monday filed a proposed settlement of $2.1 million in a lawsuit involving nearly $6 million. Continue reading...

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