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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...

Arkansas panel advises dicamba cutoff dates

Subscriber onlyA committee of the state Plant Board on Tuesday recommended that the dicamba herbicide be used only from Jan. 1 to April 15 of farmers' next growing season. Continue reading...

Monsanto salesman exits Arkansas Plant Board for new post

Subscriber onlyState Plant Board member Jammy Turner said Monday that he has resigned to take a seat on the Arkansas Agriculture Board. Continue reading...

University of Arkansas denies bias on dicamba, defends scientist

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas on Friday defended one of its weed scientists criticized by Monsanto, and a crop consultant said the company was "absolutely wrong" in its characterization of him. Continue reading...

Monsanto says Arkansas plant board distorts dicamba

Subscriber onlyMonsanto on Thursday criticized the state Plant Board, the work of weed scientists and a task force of volunteers that recently recommended that dicamba herbicides be banned for in-crop use next year. Continue reading...

Seed-firm suers told to file in Missouri

Subscriber onlyArkansas farmers who planted Monsanto's dicamba-tolerant crops, then sued the company this summer, will have to take their case to Monsanto's home turf in Missouri. Continue reading...

Arkansas task force recommends April 15 dicamba cutoff

Subscriber onlyThe in-crop use of the dicamba herbicide should be allowed in Arkansas but with severe restrictions next year on when it can be sprayed, a task force recommended Thursday. Continue reading...