Sale, Use of Dicamba Banned in Arkansas

Sale, Use of Dicamba Banned in Arkansas

The sale and use of dicamba will be illegal in Arkansas as of Tuesday, July 11 at 12:01 a.m., after the House and Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development voted to uphold the emergency ban proposed by both the Arkansas State Plant Board and Governor Asa Hutchinson.

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The ban, prompted by nearly 600 complaints about drift in the state, will be in effect for 120 days. However, most spraying will have been completed by the time the ban takes effect.

According to a post on the Northwest Arkansas News website, farmers caught using dicamba after July 11 face a $1,000 fine. After August 1, that fine goes up to $25,000.