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Cotton farmers due weevil rebate

posted: 03/08/2018 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Seeing 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.

PHOTO: Hydroponic farm in steel container keeps UA in greens

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Around 9 a.m. Thursday, Allix Ice, 22, a senior dietetics and nutrition major, stepped into a steel shipping container and began her duties.

Can't sue Arkansas over dicamba, firm told

posted: 02/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 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.

Judge tosses company's challenge to Arkansas' dicamba ban

updated: 02/16/2018 6:10 p.m. Discuss

An Arkansas judge has dismissed a company's challenge of the state's ban on a controversial weed killer, citing a state Supreme Court ruling that has made it more difficult to sue the state.

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

posted: 02/02/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Farmers' 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.

Dairy farms face labor loss, turn to robots to milk cows

posted: 01/31/2018 2:01 a.m. Discuss

The robots are coming -- this time, to a dairy farm near you.

New tax law's clause boosts farmer co-ops

posted: 01/27/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Farmer-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.

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

posted: 01/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Monsanto'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.

Arkansans tell Trump: Do no harm to trading

posted: 01/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

\Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas business leaders on Tuesday sent a unified message to the Trump administration about pending trade negotiations: Change is fine, but do no harm to the state's trading relationships with Mexico and Canada.

Arkansas panel stymied on dicamba cutoff

posted: 01/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The 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.

Arkansas legislative panel backs proposal to ban herbicide

posted: 01/16/2018 4:48 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers have recommended regulators move forward with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, endorsing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by a maker of the weed killer.

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality denies hog farm's request for new permit

posted: 01/10/2018 6:15 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has denied C&H Hog Farms’ application for a new permit to operate near Mount Judea.

Cattle breeder pursues juicy tenderness

posted: 01/10/2018 2 a.m. Discuss

Dean Bryant gazes out at a hulking black bull alone in a hilltop paddock at Roseda Farm. The 4-year-old Angus known as "B010" ranks among the top four of 200,000 bulls in his breed for weaned calf value, a measure of the quality of his offspring.

Plant Board sticks with dicamba limit

posted: 01/04/2018 3:50 a.m. Discuss

The 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.

Minnesota imposes dicamba restrictions

posted: 12/27/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Minnesota is clamping down on the use of the Monsanto dicamba herbicides that brought a cascade of complaints and damaged an estimated 265,000 acres of soybeans in the state this year. Monsanto is pushing back, questioning how the state came up with the tougher standards and warning that they could be counterproductive.






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