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Board approves dicamba ban

posted: 06/24/2017 3:47 a.m. Discuss

The state Plant Board voted 9-5 Friday to stop the sales and use of dicamba, a herbicide suspected of damaging thousands of acres of soybeans, vegetables, fruits and trees this growing season.

Historic home demolished in LR

posted: 06/24/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

The razing of a 110-year-old home in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Little Rock has renewed efforts to establish a local-ordinance historic district for the area and prevent the loss of similar homes that proponents say help give the neighborhood its funky character.

Retailer consults women drivers

posted: 06/24/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Carol Nixon joined more than 100 of her fellow women Wal-Mart Stores Inc. truck drivers in Bentonville earlier this month for the company's first Women in Trucking conference.

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posted: 06/24/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Aid fund passes goal for wounded lobbyist

Arkansas Plant Board sets Engenia-vote redo

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

As complaints about crop damage continue to mount, the state Plant Board will meet today to decide how, or whether, to correct a mistake made Tuesday during a vote on an emergency proposal to ban the sale and use of Engenia, a dicamba herbicide.

Tyson sending its beef to China

posted: 06/23/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. has sent a shipment of beef to China, making it one of the first meat companies in the nation to send U.S. beef to the country in roughly 13 years. Analysts estimated that the recent U.S. beef trade agreement with China would go into effect as early as late July or early August, but initial signs from U.S.-based meatpackers have shown swifter results.

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posted: 06/23/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart invites firms to Open Call

Acxiom sports five new patents

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

When Scott Howe took over as chief executive of Acxiom Corp. in 2011, the company only had three patents to show for its four decades in existence.

Tyson unveils animal-welfare steps

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. is using a camera monitoring system at its poultry plants and has employed specialists to keep watch on all its meat operations in an effort to improve animal welfare.

Westerman pushes bill to grease wheels on cutting in forests

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

If U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman's legislation passes, it'll be easier to cut down trees in the nation's forests and harder for critics and federal courts to slow the process.

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updated: 06/22/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Port authority board re-elects 3 officers

Arkansas Plant Board OKs dicamba use with limits

posted: 06/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The state Plant Board on Tuesday afternoon rejected -- for now -- a proposed ban on the sale and use of the dicamba herbicide this growing season but instead passed further restrictions on its use.

Tyson joining meal-kit upsurge

posted: 06/21/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. is rolling out a new line of meal kits for purchase online and at grocery stores to meet a growing demand for partially prepared meals that require limited preparation.

Commerce-job pick hails from Gravette

posted: 06/21/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump plans to give a key Commerce Department post to a Northwest Arkansas native.

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posted: 06/21/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

350 TeleTech jobs set for Morrilton

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