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by George Jared -

Taxpayer funded research a boon to farmers

It’s been several decades since land grant universities first began developing hardier strains of rice, corn and other agricultural commodities, but the benefit to growers has been clear, according to…

by Jon Chadwell -

Will your small town die?

Many prognosticators are predicting the death of small-town America. Statistics from the census department seem to concur. About 81% of Americans are classified as living in an urban environment. Small…

by Tina Alvey Dale -

CBID endorses Marshals Museum sales tax

The Fort Smith Central Business Improvement District endorsed a nine-month, non-renewable, one-cent sales tax to benefit the U.S. Marshals Museum at its regular meeting Tuesday (Jan. 15). Voters go to…