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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.
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The EPA is restricting dicamba's use, and Monsanto is selling dicamba resistant soybeans. Farmers grapple with how to proceed.
Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide.
Superweeds are part of the reason Dicamba is causing more problems now.
The herbicide is suspected of drifting in the wind to neighboring farms and causing widespread damage.
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.
As many as 2 million acres of soybeans may have been harmed by a popular weedkiller drifting into neighboring fields.
A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.