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Harrison farm puts free-range pork on menus, local tables

posted: 10/01/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

The meatballs at Bentonville's Oven & Tap restaurant, the pork chops at The Hive at the 21c Museum Hotel and the thinly sliced deli ham at Onyx Coffee Lab have one thing in common, the pork originates from Sean and Carol Bansley's Berkshire Ridge Farm in the Ozark Mountains.

Arkansas panel OKs cutoff date for herbicide's use next year

posted: 09/21/2017 5:54 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas regulators approved a cutoff date for the use next year of an herbicide that has prompted scores of complaints in several states from farmers who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused damage.

Stars line up against Florida oranges

posted: 09/21/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Hurricane Irma plundered Florida's orange belt, leaving a trail of uprooted trees, downed fruit and flooded groves worse than anything growers say they have seen in more than 20 years.

Arkansas panel advises dicamba cutoff dates

posted: 09/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 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.

Cotton Candy grape stems from Arkansas

posted: 09/10/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

The Cotton Candy grape -- a fruit anomaly that began production in California -- has lit up faces in recent years for its distinctly sweet flavor. That is, if shoppers can get their hands on them.

Seed-firm suers told to file in Missouri

posted: 09/06/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas 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.

Business news in brief

posted: 09/06/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

Simmons completes First South merger

First farm-income gain in 4 years signals hope

posted: 08/31/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

U.S. farmer net income is forecast to rise this year for the first time since 2013, suggesting a bottom to an agriculture slump that left profit at half of the peak.

Arkansas task force recommends April 15 dicamba cutoff

posted: 08/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The 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.

Panelists meeting again on dicamba

posted: 08/24/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

A state task force that will help decide the future of dicamba in Arkansas is scheduled to meet again today atop Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton.

Specialty farms say dicamba a threat

posted: 08/23/2017 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Shawn Peeble's 1,500 acres of certified-organic vegetables and Raymond Chung's edamame fields are threatened by the continued use of dicamba, both men said recently of the herbicide.

Tests show dicamba's volatility

posted: 08/12/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

The newest dicamba herbicides on the market -- approved by federal regulators less than a year ago -- are volatile, but less volatile than the older formulations that have always been illegal for in-crop use, according to recent tests by scientists with the University of Arkansas Agriculture Division.

Complaints on rise over black vultures, livestock predation

posted: 08/06/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Black vultures have been a problem for Arkansas cattle ranchers for years. Notorious for attacking baby calves in the spring and fall, Arkansas wildlife groups say they get a significant number of calls each year about the big birds killing livestock throughout the state.

Pigs to get inferior German wheat

posted: 08/06/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Pigs and cows in Germany may be feasting more on wheat this year as heavy rains threaten the harvest for the European Union's second-biggest producer.

Small farm isn't eggs-actly easy

posted: 07/16/2017 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Saturday mornings find Kim Kapity patiently waiting at the Fayetteville Farmers Market -- wearing sunglasses, a bandanna, a name tag on a rolled-up-sleeves, button-down shirt, and sweating in the summer heat.






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