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EPA approves dicamba use in Arkansas after herbicide's ban


November 2, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A recent Environmental Protection Agency ruling clears the path for Arkansas farmers to use the herbicide dicamba on soybeans and cotton, ending a state-wide ban on the weed killer's use.

The federal agency on Wednesday announced the decision to allow the spraying of the herbicide for the next two years, despite concerns from some farmers and scientists who say it can drift and damage other crops and vegetation, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Arkansas banned in-crop use of dicamba this year after the state's Plant Board received nearly 1,000 complaints of...

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