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Small Arkansas brewer missed state wave but sheds few tears in the beer

updated: 10/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Even as a brewer, William Lyon never took a liking to beer, but his distaste for it goes far beyond the palate -- it's a bitter shot to the wallet.

Investors plan $3.8M for Mountain Pine site

posted: 09/28/2017 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Two Mountain Pine natives announced Wednesday they'll invest some $3.8 million to develop an industrial park and provide jobs for their Garland County hometown.

Arkansas board recommends dicamba herbicide ban, sets hearing

posted: 09/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The state Plant Board on Thursday recommended a ban on spraying the dicamba herbicide on cropland between April 16 and Oct. 31 and referred the issue to a public hearing on Nov. 8.

City gives iconic Arkansas hotel a fix-it timeline, backs off threat to close it

posted: 09/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Hot Springs officials have backed off on their threat to close the Arlington Hotel Resort and Spa on Nov. 8 and instead have given the new owners of the landmark hotel a timeline in which to develop a plan to fix the problems that prompted the threat.

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.

Monsanto salesman exits Arkansas Plant Board for new post

posted: 09/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

State Plant Board member Jammy Turner said Monday that he has resigned to take a seat on the Arkansas Agriculture Board.

University of Arkansas denies bias on dicamba, defends scientist

posted: 09/09/2017 4:28 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas on Friday defended one of its weed scientists criticized by Monsanto, and a crop consultant said the company was "absolutely wrong" in its characterization of him.

Monsanto says Arkansas plant board distorts dicamba

posted: 09/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

Monsanto on Thursday criticized the state Plant Board, the work of weed scientists and a task force of volunteers that recently recommended that dicamba herbicides be banned for in-crop use next year.

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.

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.

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