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

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.

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Investors plan $3.8M for Mountain Pine site

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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