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Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Ban on Disputed Herbicide

Arkansas lawmakers on Friday approved banning an herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto crops where it wasn’t applied and caused damage, but the prohibition still faces a legal challenge from a maker of the weed killer.

 

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