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Weekly Arkansas newspaper ceases publishing after 129 years

posted: 07/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Modern News of Harrisburg, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in the state, has closed but is still for sale, its editor said Thursday.

Turner Grain sides file plan to settle

posted: 07/10/2018 5:30 a.m. Discuss

Two sides embroiled in the bankruptcy of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. on Monday filed a proposed settlement of $2.1 million in a lawsuit involving nearly $6 million.

Caterpillar to add 250 North Little Rock workers, invest $40M in plant

updated: 07/06/2018 2:03 p.m. Comments 16

Caterpillar Inc. said Thursday that it will expand its North Little Rock operations with the hiring of another 250 workers and an investment of another $40 million by 2020.

Caterpillar to expand North Little Rock operations, add 250 employees

posted: 07/05/2018 4:22 p.m. Comments 10

Caterpillar said Thursday it will expand its North Little Rock operations with the hiring of another 250 workers and an investment of another $40 million by 2020.

Arkansas steel mill plans $1.2B expansion, 500 new workers

posted: 06/30/2018 5:30 a.m. Comments 7

Big River Steel said Friday that it will expand its operations near Osceola with a $1.2 billion investment that will double its hot-rolled steel production and result in the hiring of some 500 new employees.

Arkansas' Big River Steel to invest $1.2B in expansion, add 500 workers

updated: 06/29/2018 4:37 p.m. Comments 6

Big River Steel said Friday it will spend $1.2 billion to expand its scrap recycling and steel production facility near Osceola and hire another 500 workers.

Turner Grain tangles keep court untying

posted: 06/24/2018 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. owed farmers millions of dollars when it closed its doors nearly four years ago and the huge knot created by the grain broker's bankruptcy is slowly being untangled by the courts.

Rules OK'd for hemp crops in Arkansas

posted: 06/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The state Plant Board on Thursday approved rules that will allow Arkansas farmers to grow hemp as part of a program to assess the marketability of the crop.

Arkansas congressman calls tariffs a boon for farmers, cites soy exports

posted: 06/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

In a tweet this week, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford portrayed trade barriers as good for U.S. farmers, a claim his Democratic opponent quickly dismissed.

Tariff talk hits soybean prices; will be 'very difficult for a farmer to make a profit,' Arkansas Farm Bureau president says

updated: 06/20/2018 10:31 a.m. Comments 13

A bad situation for Arkansas farmers, especially soybean producers, got worse after President Donald Trump announced Monday night that he'd place 10 percent tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods bought in America, farmers and others said Tuesday.






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