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Glen Chase

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Plant Board OKs 2 weed-kill systems

posted: 12/19/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

The state Plant Board approved two regulatory changes Thursday that will allow two new 2,4-D and dicamba-based weed control systems to be used by Arkansas row crop farmers.

In state, growers see trade potential

posted: 12/18/2014 4:12 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas agriculture and business groups applauded the Cuba trade, travel and diplomatic policy announced by President Barack Obama on Wednesday.

Board weighs allowing new weed controls

posted: 12/17/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

The State Plant Board will hold two public hearings Thursday on proposals to allow row crop farmers the option of using two new weed control systems based on the 2,4-D and dicamba herbicides.

State paper mill to retool, cut 142 jobs

posted: 12/11/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Montreal-based paper products company Domtar Corp. said Wednesday it will invest $160 million to convert a paper machine at its Ashdown mill so it can produce "fluff pulp" used for items such as diapers and other absorbent personal hygiene products.

Arena's ticket sales sag from 2013's

posted: 12/04/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Even as Verizon Arena gears up for one of country music's biggest acts next week, overall ticket sales in 2014 at the North Little Rock venue will see a sharp drop compared with 2013, general manager Michael Marion said.

LR's Mr. Cool building set to fall

posted: 11/26/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Work crews are demolishing the downtown Little Rock building that once housed Mr. Cool Clothing in preparation for a new, four-story building at Main and Third streets.

Welders a crying need in state

posted: 11/24/2014 2:15 a.m. Comment 1

Rickie Gunn's phone is busy these days.

Crop sellers tuned in to rule-making

posted: 11/19/2014 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Two new businesses with plans to help farmers get their crops to market are closely monitoring discussions between lawmakers, growers and others on the best way to regulate grain dealers in the aftermath of the Turner Grain bankruptcy.

Farm agencies draft grain dealer bill

posted: 11/06/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Butch Calhoun unveiled draft legislation Wednesday that would require anyone operating as a grain buyer to be licensed by the state as a way to help row-crop farmers get paid for their crops in the event the dealer fails.

Turner Grain petitions for bankruptcy

posted: 10/25/2014 3:12 a.m. Comments 2

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing nearly 60 farmers, grain dealers, trucking companies and other entities with outstanding claims worth tens of millions of dollars.


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