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Arkansas asks judge to dissolve dicamba order

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' attorney general is asking a judge to dissolve an order exempting a group of farmers from the state's ban of a controversial herbicide.
    
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Friday said the temporary restraining order issued by Mississippi County Circuit Judge Tonya Alexander barring the state from enforcing the dicamba ban on the group of more than 100 farmers and farming entities was invalid.
    
The state Plant Board's dicamba ban takes effect Monday and will run through October 31. The ban was issued after the board received nearly 1,000 complaints last summer that the herbicide drifted onto crops and caused damage.
    
Rutledge asked for a hearing on or by Tuesday if the judge doesn't dissolve her order.

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