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Arkansas lawmakers give final OK to new dicamba cutoff date

 

February 27, 2019



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to expanding the use of an herbicide the state had restricted in response to complaints that it drifted onto crops and caused widespread damage.

The Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday approved the Plant Board's rules regarding the use of the herbicide dicamba. The board last week adopted rules that allowed the use of dicamba through May 25.

The rules impose a mile buffer zone around research stations, certified organic crops and commercially grown specialty crops between April 16 and May 25. It also requires a half-mile...



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