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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...

Caterpillar to add 250 North Little Rock workers, invest $40M in plant

Subscriber onlyCaterpillar Inc. said Thursday that it will expand its North Little Rock operations with the hiring of another 250 workers and an investment of another $40 million by 2020. Continue reading...

Arkansas steel mill plans $1.2B expansion, 500 new workers

Subscriber onlyBig River Steel said Friday that it will expand its operations near Osceola with a $1.2 billion investment that will double its hot-rolled steel production and result in the hiring of some 500 new employees. Continue reading...

Arkansas' Big River Steel to invest $1.2B in expansion, add 500 workers near Osceola

Subscriber onlyBig River Steel said Friday it will spend $1.2 billion to expand its scrap recycling and steel production facility near Osceola and hire another 500 workers. Continue reading...

Turner Grain tangles keep court untying

Trustee seeks funds’ return in dozens of clawback suits

Subscriber onlyTurner Grain Merchandising Inc. owed farmers millions of dollars when it closed its doors nearly four years ago and the huge knot created by the grain broker's bankruptcy is slowly being untangled by the courts. Continue reading...

Rules OK'd for hemp crops in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe state Plant Board on Thursday approved rules that will allow Arkansas farmers to grow hemp as part of a program to assess the marketability of the crop. Continue reading...

Arkansas congressman calls tariffs a boon for farmers, cites soy exports

Subscriber onlyIn a tweet this week, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford portrayed trade barriers as good for U.S. farmers, a claim his Democratic opponent quickly dismissed. Continue reading...

Tariff talk hits soybean prices; will be 'very difficult for a farmer to make a profit,' Arkansas Farm Bureau president says

State’s rice, beef also vulnerable

Subscriber onlyA bad situation for Arkansas farmers, especially soybean producers, got worse after President Donald Trump announced Monday night that he'd place 10 percent tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods bought in America, farmers and others said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Plane used to spot dicamba scofflaws in eastern Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe state Plant Board has taken to the air -- with a single-engine Cessna above the fertile fields of eastern Arkansas -- to help enforce a ban on the use of dicamba and monitor other herbicide usage. Continue reading...

Farmers lose bid to lift Arkansas dicamba ban

Subscriber onlyThe state's ban on in-crop use of dicamba remains in effect after the state Plant Board on Tuesday denied a request by a group of farmers to lift the ban until June 25. Continue reading...

Panel waves off Arkansas herbicide-ban vote

Subscriber onlyWith just three weeks left in the spraying season for rice, a committee of the state Plant Board on Thursday found few options for dealing with crop damage possibly caused by a new herbicide. Continue reading...

Arkansas farmers, farming entities request lifting of dicamba ban

Subscriber onlyAbout 250 farmers and farming entities have asked the state Plant Board to lift its ban on dicamba and let farmers use the herbicide until June 25. Continue reading...

Meeting set over harms of herbicide in state

Subscriber onlySoybean farmers are complaining of crop damage caused by a new herbicide used in rice fields, prompting a special meeting today of a state Plant Board committee. Continue reading...