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South Dakota Farmers Report 57K Acres Damaged by Dicamba

South Dakota farmers have reported about 57,000 acres of crops damaged by an herbicide called dicamba. Dicamba is an herbicide widely used to kill weeds in soybeans genetically modified to be resistant to the herbicide, the Pierre Capital Journal reported. …

Farmers in Upper Midwest Report Damage from Dicamba Herbicide

Hundreds of farmers in the Upper Midwest are reporting damage from the controversial herbicide dicamba, and state officials are considering restrictions for the 2018 growing season that might surpass even new federal rules. The state agriculture departments in North Dakota, …

How Herbicide Dicamba Was Approved Without Independent Testing: Reuters

As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields of beans, peach orchards and vegetable gardens withering away. The photographs served as early warnings of a crisis that has damaged …

Crop Damage from Herbicide Dicamba a Growing Problem Across U.S. Farm Belt

Larry Martin in Illinois says he’s never seen anything like it in his 35 years of farming. Arkansas soybean grower Joe McLemore says he faces the loss of his life savings. They’re among farmers across the U.S. suffering from a …

Tennessee Restricts Monsanto Pesticide Use as Crop Damage Spreads

Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co., becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. …

In Arkansas Lawsuit, Farmers Blame Herbicide for Crop Damage

A group of Arkansas farmers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the herbicide dicamba that they blame for damaging their crops. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Jonesboro, Arkansas, against Monsanto Co. and BASF Corp. …