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U.S. eases up on newsprint tariffs

The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday partly backed off on tariffs it placed on Canadian newsprint in January and March.

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Murphy USA sees 2Q drop in income

Murphy USA on Wednesday reported net income of $51.8 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018, compared with $55.5 million, or $1.51 per share, a year ago.

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Plant Board OKs hire of ex-official to direct state agriculture panel

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the state Plant Board on Friday agreed on the hiring of former state Agriculture Secretary V.O. "Butch" Calhoun as its new director, replacing Terry Walker, who retired this week.

EPA visits fields in Arkansas hurt by dicamba

Despite being banned for in-crop use this summer in Arkansas, dicamba is a suspect in damage to thousands of acres of soybeans and to vegetables, backyard gardens and trees.

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UALR's cost for football a budget hit

Starting a football program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock would require a significant investment of money beyond just an increase in the budget for athletics, according to a consultant's report released Tuesday.

Director of state Plant Board is retiring

‘It’s time to go,’ Walker declares

Terry Walker, director of the state Plant Board since 2016, announced his retirement Tuesday, effective immediately.

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Study: Adding football at UALR would double the athletic department budget

Starting a football program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock would require a significant infusion of money well beyond an increase in its budget for athletics, according to a consultant's report released Tuesday.

Arkansas governor proposes ag-panel changes

Gov. Asa Hutchinson rolled out his reorganization plan for the state's Agriculture Department on Monday.

Weekly Arkansas newspaper ceases publishing after 129 years

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

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.

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