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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.

A Tuesday dicamba ban in Arkansas faces one if

posted: 07/08/2017 4 a.m. Comment 1

A 120-day emergency ban on the sale and use of dicamba will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday unless the Arkansas Legislative Council objects.

Arkansas panel allows temporary herbicide ban to go forward

posted: 07/07/2017 3:01 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers are allowing a temporary ban on an herbicide that's prompted hundreds of complaints from farmers to take effect next week.

Dicamba ban heads to Arkansas lawmakers

posted: 07/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A proposed ban on dicamba, a herbicide believed to have caused damage to thousands of acres of soybeans and other crops and produce, has been referred to legislative committees.

Arkansas lawmakers delay vote on temporary herbicide ban

posted: 07/05/2017 4 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers are delaying a vote on a temporary ban of a herbicide that's been the focus of hundreds of complaints from farmers who say it's causing widespread damage.

Worry over dicamba grips Arkansas farmers

posted: 07/02/2017 2:11 a.m. Comment 1

Tom Burnham farms 7,500 acres of soybeans in Mississippi County and in two of Missouri's boot heel counties.

Governor approves dicamba prohibition in Arkansas

posted: 07/01/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday approved a 120-day emergency ban on the sale and use of a herbicide suspected of damaging hundreds of thousands of acres of soybeans and other crops.

Arkansas governor gives initial OK to herbicide ban

posted: 06/30/2017 4:06 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' governor has given initial approval to a temporary ban on the sale and use of an herbicide that's prompted hundreds of complaints from farmers and a federal lawsuit claiming it's caused widespread damage.

Spring wheat futures price surges

updated: 06/30/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Prices for spring wheat, the high-protein variety favored for bagels and pizza crusts, are starting to defy gravity.

Arkansas Plant Board approves dicamba ban

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 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.

Farmers awarded $218M in GMO suit

posted: 06/24/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.

Arkansas panel approves temporary ban on sale, use of herbicide

posted: 06/23/2017 1:50 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas panel has voted to temporarily ban the sale and use of an herbicide that has prompted hundreds of complaints and a federal lawsuit from farmers who say it has caused widespread damage to crops.

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