The EPA announced last week that the agency is considering changes that would allow them to veto state restriction on pesticides that are more strict than federal rules.
Regulators in Arkansas voted to allow some use of the herbicide dicamba that was previously banned after complaints that it causes damage to nearby crops.
The state's summertime ban on the use of a popular weedkiller has dissolved, for now, as a result of court decisions. Some confused farmers are rethinking their plans for this year's crops.
Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide.
Dicamba is suspected in the damage of tens of thousands of farm acres primarily in Arkansas, but also in southeast Missouri and in neighboring states.
A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.
Our story begins where the drought does, at the Arkansas’ headwaters and follows the river to its demise on sunbaked Kansas prairie.