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April 15, 2019

 

Farmers Running Out Of Easy Options As Weeds Outsmart Weedkillers

In the long-running war between farmers and weeds, it's advantage, weeds. Scientists in Kansas have found examples of the dreaded pigweed that are immune to the newest weed-killing technologies.

March 29, 2019

 

Falafel For Your Pita, And Fast Food Histories In Black Communities

Marcia Chatelain's current work examines the intersection of the post-1968 civil rights struggle and the rise of fast food industry.

March 28, 2019

 

EPA Mulls Plans To Override States On Pesticide Rules

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.

March 1, 2019

 

Arkansas Lawmakers Vote to Roll Back Restrictions On Volatile Herbicide

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.

February 20, 2019

 

Is Fear Driving Sales Of Monsanto’s Dicamba-Proof Soybeans?

Some farmers say they're buying a popular new soybean seed partly because they're afraid of crop damage from herbicide drift. A new lawsuit claims the seed maker is violating antitrust laws.

November 13, 2018

 

EPA Says Farmers Can Keep Using Weedkiller Blamed For Vast Damage

The Environmental Protection Agency has given farmers the OK to continue to spray the controversial weedkiller dicamba. The chemical is prone to blowing in the wind and damaging other vegetation.

October 16, 2018

 

A Weedkiller’s Been Banned, But Farmers Are Still Spraying It

Many farmers are defying efforts by regulators to strictly limit the use of dicamba, a popular weedkiller that's prone to drifting into neighboring fields.

April 24, 2018

 

Local Courts Lift Arkansas Weedkiller Ban, Creating Chaos

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.

December 22, 2017

 

White House Grabs US Food News Headlines in 2017

The change of leadership in the White House was 2017’s top driver of food news as the Trump administration started making its mark on farm and food policy.

November 17, 2017

 

Thanksgiving Recipes and Winterizing Bee Hives

Have you ever eaten a honey bee? Of course not! Who DOES that? Find out, on this week's podcast.

November 13, 2017

 

Harvest’s Done, But Deciding What To Do About Dicamba Isn’t

The EPA is restricting dicamba's use, and Monsanto is selling dicamba resistant soybeans. Farmers grapple with how to proceed.

September 27, 2017

 

Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller

Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide.

September 21, 2017

 

Dicamba Has Been Around For Years, But Causing Problems Now

Superweeds are part of the reason Dicamba is causing more problems now.

August 1, 2017

 

Dicamba Damage Estimate Tops 2.5 Million Acres

The herbicide is suspected of drifting in the wind to neighboring farms and causing widespread damage.

July 10, 2017

 

Missouri Suspends Sales Of Controversial Pesticide Dicamba

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.

July 6, 2017

 

Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing

As many as 2 million acres of soybeans may have been harmed by a popular weedkiller drifting into neighboring fields.

August 2, 2016

 

How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.

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