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Mark Pryor, John Boozman Introduce Bill to Help Farmers Affected by Turner Grain

Mark Pryor, John Boozman Introduce Bill to Help Farmers Affected by Turner Grain
U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman have introduced a bill aimed at providing relief for farmers affected by the collapse of grain dealers.

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman have introduced a bill aimed at providing relief for farmers affected by the collapse of grain dealers.
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Harvest Problems Crop Up in Turner Grain President's Bankruptcy Case

Lee County farmer Keith Wilkison has asked for an emergency hearing in the personal bankruptcy case of Turner Grain President Dale Bartlett so Wilkison can harvest more than 400 acres in Lee County.
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New Ranger Says Forest Management is Necessary

Forest management is a necessity for wildfire protection and habitat conservation, says A.J. Brigance, the new Poteau/Cold Springs District Ranger of the Ouachita National Forest in Scott and Logan counties.
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