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Breaking Ground

Kent Hendershott of Harvey Harrington Land Leveling clears grass and topsoil Monday from a lot owned by Trotter Auto Ford. Trotter Auto Ford has received approval to build a new car dealership near Old Warren Road and Bobo Road in Pine Bluff. The property is visible from Interstate 530 at Exit 41. Construction work at the site began this week. A formal groundbreaking ceremony is currently set for July. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)

Crop progress nearly on par with five-year average

After weeks of lagging well behind the state’s five-year average in planting progress, Arkansas growers have finally pulled within a few percentage points of historic averages, according to a crop progress and condition report published Monday, May 4, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.