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Missouri, Arkansas institute temporary bans on dicamba

Dicamba drift concerns mount on use of herbicide after more than 600 complaints made.

Farmers in Missouri and Arkansas may no longer use the herbicide dicamba after hundreds of complaints of it drifting to other areas. Almost 600 complaints have been filed since mid-May from farmers claiming that the chemical has infiltrated their crops, primarily causing soybean damage.

Dicamba is used across the U.S. to treat dicamba-tolerant soybean and cotton varieties, as well as other crops. Dicamba has been used for decades on numerous crops across millions of acres. Recently, s

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