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Arkansas panel OKs cutoff date for herbicide's use next year


September 22, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas regulators gave initial approval Thursday to banning an herbicide for part of next year after the weed killer prompted complaints here and in several other states from farmers who say it's drifting onto their crops and causing significant damage.

The state Plant Board approved new regulations that prohibit the use of dicamba from April 16 through Oct. 31, 2018, the second temporary ban of the herbicide backed by the panel. The board earlier this year temporarily banned dicamba's sale and use and said it's received nearly 1,000 complaints about the herbici...

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