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Arkansas judge strikes law on state Plant Board appointments


December 20, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has struck down part of a law that allows agriculture groups to name representatives to the state Plant Board.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza issued the ruling Thursday in a lawsuit agribusiness giant Monsanto had filed against the panel over restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba.

The state Supreme Court in June agreed with an earlier Piazza decision dismissing part of the lawsuit challenging the restrictions, but ordered Piazza to review the complaints over the Plant Board law.


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