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Boll Weevil Eradication Program

Friday June 25 -- Posted at 3:03 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.--The state plant board has renewed a Boll-Weevil Eradication program that farmers in two Northeast Arkansas counties tried to avoid. A judge threw out the farmers' case in April, paving the way for a second year of spraying.
The complaining farmers from Mississippi and Craighead counties said they couldn't be forced to spend the money to spray their cotton fields, but surrounding farmers from several counties said weevils were spreading from the unsprayed areas. Farmers will have to pay 14 dollars an acre for the program this year.

 

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