Analysis: Dicamba debate lingers in Arkansas courts, Capitol


January 21, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The fight over Arkansas' effort to ban an herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto crops where it wasn't applied, causing widespread damage, is far from over, with attention now shifting to a manufacturer's lawsuit.

The dicamba debate could also linger among lawmakers.

The Arkansas Legislative Council last week approved the state Plant Board's proposal to ban applications of dicamba from April 16 through Oct. 31, a prohibition that has sharply divided farmers and has prompted a lawsuit from a maker of the weed killer. The board approved the ban after receiving...

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