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Arkansas Farmers Sue Over Crop Damage Blamed on Dicamba

Arkansas Farmers Sue Over Crop Damage Blamed on Dicamba
The farmers seek unspecified damages for damage to crops, fruits and trees that weren't dicamba-resistant.

A group of Arkansas farmers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the herbicide dicamba that they blame for damaging their crops.
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Keller Williams Market Pro Climbs to No. 2 on List of Top Residential Real Estate Agencies

The top 10 residential real estate agencies in Arkansas didn't change in 2016, but there was some shuffling of position as eight of the 10 reported higher sales volume than in 2015.
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Trump Grants Request for Disaster Assistance in Arkansas

President Trump has granted the governor's request for a disaster declaration for the state after damage due to storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 26 to May 19.
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The Amazon Effect (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

While Amazon is not a money-losing experiment, it certainly is an experiment, one that I don't think most people — even those of us who are trying — have fully grasped. read more >

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A law that eases restrictions in the way telemedicine is delivered in Arkansas goes into effect in August and will help Arkansas hospitals expand their range of virtual services. read more >

Farmer Running for East Arkansas Congressional Seat

A "semi-retired" rancher and farmer who hasn't sought political office before said Tuesday he's challenging an Arkansas Republican congressman as a Democrat next year. read more >

Among GateHouse Newspapers, Times Record Only Daily in Arkansas

The Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith has emerged as the only GateHouse Media Inc. newspaper in Arkansas still printing seven days a week. read more >

ASU Board Approves Chancellor, Projects, Budget, Tuition Hike

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees approves the appointment of Kelly Damphousse as the next chancellor for the flagship Jonesboro campus. read more >

Zips Car Wash Expanding Into Florida

Zips founder and CEO Brett Overman said the acquisition is really three separate deals that are scheduled to close in July. He said the acquisitions will push Zips' car wash count to more than 80. read more >

Representing the Taxpayer (Editorial)

The Jonesboro Advertising & Promotions Commission took a sensible step last week. It decided against committing $300,000 in taxpayer money to the Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center in Jonesboro, citing developer Chris Keller's failure to provide requested information. read more >

Deleted Texts Bring Sanctions in Turner Grain Case

A Lonoke County Circuit judge recently sanctioned K.B.X. Inc. of Benton, which is being sued by farmers who allegedly lost millions dealing with Turner Grain Inc., finding that K.B.X. intentionally deleted employees' text messages. read more >

Focus Bank's Jerry Morgan on Keeping Commodities in the Community

Jerry Morgan, 47, joined Focus Bank of Charleston, Missouri, in 2013 as its community bank president for its three branches in the Jonesboro market. read more >

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers. read more >

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