Southern Crop

Southern Crop

As Dicamba Dust Settles, Scientists and Industry Spar

Arkansan soybean farmers are wrapping up a summer of harvesting bumper crops alongside the crippling devastation of their neighbors’ fields. The same herbicide is causing both optimism and bitterness in the region, and discussions over its future use is dividing farmers, scientists, and industry.

 

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