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Arkansas court halts 4th judge's order on dicamba ban

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has halted a fourth judge's ruling exempting some farmers from the ban of an herbicide that took effect last week.
    
Justices on Monday stayed a Clay County judge's order prohibiting the state Plant Board from enforcing its dicamba ban against a group of farmers in that county.
    
The state Plant Board's dicamba ban took effect last week 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.
    
Justices have previously stayed similar rulings by judges in Pulaski, Mississippi and Phillips counties.

Official statement from the AAD regarding Arkansas dicamba regulations:

Following orders issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court, the Agriculture Department’s State Plant Board will enforce Arkansas dicamba-related regulations in all counties. The use of dicamba products is prohibited in Arkansas through October 31. Regulations include exemptions for the use of dicamba in pastures, rangeland, turf, ornamental, direct injection for forestry, and home use.

Find Arkansas dicamba-related regulations, which are part of the Arkansas Pesticide Use and Application Regulations, click here

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