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1 Arkansas judge declines request to put hold on state's dicamba restrictions

Subscriber onlyA circuit judge in Jonesboro, after nearly a three-hour hearing Friday, dismissed a group of farmers' request to put a hold on the state's restrictions on spraying dicamba. Continue reading...

AG asks 2 judges to void rulings

Orders free some to use weedkiller

Subscriber onlyThe state has asked two circuit judges to dissolve their decisions last week effectively allowing about 200 Arkansas farmers to escape a ban on spraying dicamba that is now in place for the rest of their farming peers. Continue reading...

Arkansas Supreme Court halts dicamba exception

Meanwhile, a judge in Phillips County is second to lift ban

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday put a temporary halt to a judge's decision to exempt just six farmers from the state's approaching ban of a herbicide. Continue reading...

Ruling freezes Arkansas ban on dicamba

Judge in Osceola weighs in on case

Subscriber onlyA Crittenden County circuit judge on Thursday issued a temporary restraining order against the state Plant Board for its approaching ban on dicamba, a weedkiller linked to crop damage last summer. Continue reading...

Filing: No risk if six Arkansas farmers use dicamba

Ban exemptions go to high court

Subscriber onlyAllowing just six Arkansas farmers to spray dicamba this summer won't be a threat to the rest of the state, their attorney said Tuesday in a court filing. Continue reading...

State seeks dicamba-exemption halt

Subscriber onlyA Pulaski County judge overstepped his authority in exempting six farmers from the state's ban on dicamba use, attorneys for the state said Thursday. Continue reading...

Newspapers protest Canada newsprint tariff

Struggling industry says levy of up to 30% hard to absorb

Subscriber onlyThe industry that buys ink by the barrel is contesting U.S. tariffs on Canadian newsprint, with Arkansas newspapers and others across the nation calling the tariffs a threat to business. Continue reading...

Six farmers in state get judge's OK on dicamba

Subscriber onlySix Arkansas farmers -- and no others -- will be allowed to spray dicamba on their crops this summer while their colleagues remain under a statewide ban on the herbicide, according to a judge's ruling Friday. Continue reading...

Six farmers in Arkansas get judge's OK on dicamba

Subscriber onlySix Arkansas farmers -- and no others -- will be allowed to spray dicamba on their crops this summer while their colleagues remain under a statewide ban on the herbicide, according to a judge's ruling Friday. Continue reading...

Ash ban broadens as borer spreads; quarantine now for whole state

Subscriber onlyThe state on Tuesday made all 75 counties part of its quarantine against the emerald ash borer as it turns to another front -- nature itself -- to fight an invasive insect killing ash trees across the nation. Continue reading...

Cost of workers' comp insurance in Arkansas to fall

Subscriber onlyWorkers' compensation insurance in the state will drop 15.4 percent, as workplace fatalities and injuries continue to decline, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday. Continue reading...

State yet to finish investor 'zones'

30-day extension is for fine-tuning

Subscriber onlyThe state has received a 30-day extension to identify low-income "opportunity zones" where investors in those areas can have their taxes on capital gains deferred for several years. Continue reading...

Weed rock star took flak last year

After Monsanto criticism in dicamba case, he reaps honors

Subscriber onlyJason Norsworthy, a rock star in the weed-science community, is only a few months removed from one of the most challenging events in Arkansas agriculture. Continue reading...

Cotton farmers due weevil rebate

Refund of 75 cents per acre approved by program’s board

Subscriber onlySeeing no weevil, a state panel has approved a rebate of 75 cents an acre for cotton farmers in the long-running fight against a tiny insect that was once their biggest foe. Continue reading...

Ag hall in state will add to roster; Induction today for six honorees

Subscriber onlyA timber owner, a weed scientist, a lawyer, a rancher, a teacher and a plant breeder are to be inducted today into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame. Continue reading...