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Can't sue state over dicamba, firm told

Judge dismisses Monsanto’s case

Subscriber onlyA circuit judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Monsanto against the state Plant Board for decisions that have kept the company's dicamba herbicide out of the Arkansas market. Continue reading...

Can't sue Arkansas over dicamba, firm told

Judge dismisses Monsanto’s case

Subscriber onlyA circuit judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Monsanto against the state Plant Board for decisions that have kept the company's dicamba herbicide out of the Arkansas market. Continue reading...

Democrat-Gazette to test digital copies in 1 Arkansas county

Subscriber onlyHome delivery of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Mississippi County will end March 31, but subscribers there will be provided with an Apple iPad that will display a digital replica of the newspaper for the price of a daily and Sunday subscription, executives with the newspaper said Thursday. Continue reading...

Dicamba cases in 4 states, including Arkansas, moved to 1 court

Motions, hearings centralized in St. Louis, judges rule

Subscriber onlyFarmers' lawsuits in four states, including Arkansas, against the makers of dicamba will be centralized in federal court in St. Louis for pretrial motions and hearings, a special panel of judges ruled Thursday. Continue reading...

Tax expenses leave Murphy Oil $286M in the red for quarter

Subscriber onlyMurphy Oil Corp. on Wednesday reported a $286.7 million loss, or $1.66 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2017. Continue reading...

New tax law's clause boosts farmer co-ops

Rival commodities buyers left out of 20% deduction

Subscriber onlyFarmer-owned cooperatives in Arkansas like Riceland Foods and Producers Rice Mill got a big boost from the new federal tax law, at the expense of other grain buyers. Continue reading...

Dicamba firm says its suit against Arkansas Plant Board is still valid

Subscriber onlyMonsanto's lawsuit against the state Plant Board for its decisions regarding dicamba use is still valid despite a court ruling last week reiterating the state's immunity from lawsuits, the company said in filings this week. Continue reading...

Arkansas lawmakers allow nation's strictest rules on dicamba use to go into effect

Council holds off; regulator prevails

Subscriber onlyArkansas now has the nation's strictest rules on the use of the herbicide dicamba after lawmakers on Friday allowed a state Plant Board's proposal to proceed without comment. Continue reading...

Ag chief gets earful in Arkansas

State farmers air concerns about trade policy, safety net

Subscriber onlyFarmers, ranchers, timber men and others in the state's agriculture community had the ear of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for a couple of hours Friday, and they filled it. Continue reading...

Arkansas panel stymied on dicamba cutoff

Lawmakers find no legal way to halt growing-season ban

Subscriber onlyThe state Plant Board's cutoff date on spraying dicamba on crops this year moved closer Tuesday to taking effect after a legislative subcommittee could find no legal way to stop it. Continue reading...

Agriculture agency looks into site move; state department also open to renovating its HQ in Little Rock

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Agriculture Department is considering a new 100,000-square-foot headquarters, a surprise to some who work with, and within, the agency. Continue reading...

DINING ON RACCOON: Critter annual star at must-attend event for Arkansas politicians

Fixed up, it’s said to taste ‘brown’

Subscriber onlyAccording to the professionals, it takes the better part of a week to make a raccoon fit for eating; acquiring a taste for the critter takes a while longer, if ever. Continue reading...

One dicamba-suits court up to judges

Subscriber onlyA panel of seven federal judges will meet Jan. 25 in Miami for oral arguments on whether a single court should preside over lawsuits, including three in Arkansas, that have been filed against the makers of dicamba. Continue reading...

State fish farms have OK to kill cormorants

Subscriber onlyArkansas fish farmers for the first time in two winters have federal permits allowing them to kill a limited number of double-crested cormorants now fleeing the ice and snow of the Great Lakes region. Continue reading...

Plant Board sticks with dicamba limit

Ban window on herbicide kicked back to panel that rejected it last month

Subscriber onlyThe state Plant Board on Wednesday stood by its previous proposal to ban in-crop use of dicamba after April 16 as a means to protect crops, fruits and other vegetation susceptible to the herbicide. Continue reading...

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