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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...

Arkansas Plant Board backs dicamba ban for '18

Vote is 10-3 after 250 farmers, others hear testimony in Little Rock

Subscriber onlyFarmers will be prohibited from spraying dicamba across the top of crops during next year's growing season, the state Plant Board decided Wednesday. Continue reading...

Hearing in Little Rock to argue curb on dicamba

Subscriber onlyArkansas farmers will fill a Little Rock hotel's ballroom today when the state Plant Board considers how they can use dicamba on next year's soybeans. Continue reading...

Monsanto alleges dicamba bias, seeks to disqualify state Plant Board member at hearing

Subscriber onlyMonsanto has asked that a member of the state Plant Board be disqualified from participating next week in a public hearing that will decide how or whether farmers can use the dicamba herbicide in 2018. Continue reading...

Murphy gas chain tops 3Q forecasts

Subscriber onlyMurphy USA reported a third-quarter profit of $67.9 million, up from $45.5 million for the same quarter last year, the El Dorado company said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Murphy Oil logs $66M quarterly loss; revenue tops forecasts

Subscriber onlyMurphy Oil Corp., based in El Dorado, posted a loss of $66 million for its 2017 third quarter, the company said in an earnings report filed after markets closed Wednesday. Continue reading...

Chinese firm to build in Arkansas; $20M machine-parts plant to create 130 jobs

Subscriber onlyA Chinese company that makes machine parts for Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu and other manufacturers of heavy equipment announced plans Wednesday to build a $20 million factory in Jonesboro that will create 130 jobs over the next five years. Continue reading...

Lawsuit against Arkansas panel contests curb on dicamba

Monsanto claims violations of laws

Subscriber onlyMonsanto, the St. Louis-based herbicide and seed company, filed a lawsuit Friday against the state Plant Board, alleging it violated state law and damaged the company in restricting farmers' access to Monsanto's dicamba-based herbicide the past two growing seasons. Continue reading...

Plant Board rejects request to push back dicamba cutoff date

Subscriber onlyThe state Plant Board on Thursday rejected -- for now -- a request by a group of farmers to set a more lenient May 25 cutoff date for spraying a controversial herbicide next year. Continue reading...

Small Arkansas brewer missed state wave but sheds few tears in the beer

Subscriber onlyEven as a brewer, William Lyon never took a liking to beer, but his distaste for it goes far beyond the palate -- it's a bitter shot to the wallet. Continue reading...

Investors plan $3.8M for Mountain Pine site

Subscriber only Two Mountain Pine natives announced Wednesday they'll invest some $3.8 million to develop an industrial park and provide jobs for their Garland County hometown. Continue reading...

Arkansas board recommends dicamba herbicide ban, sets hearing

Subscriber onlyThe state Plant Board on Thursday recommended a ban on spraying the dicamba herbicide on cropland between April 16 and Oct. 31 and referred the issue to a public hearing on Nov. 8. Continue reading...

City gives iconic Arkansas hotel a fix-it timeline, backs off threat to close it

Subscriber onlyHot Springs officials have backed off on their threat to close the Arlington Hotel Resort and Spa on Nov. 8 and instead have given the new owners of the landmark hotel a timeline in which to develop a plan to fix the problems that prompted the threat. Continue reading...

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