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Monsanto tries to stop Ark. weed killer ban

Dec. 5, 2017 at 11:55 p.m.


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Monsanto has asked a judge to prevent Arkansas lawmakers from banning the use of a weed killer that farmers in several states have said drifts onto their crops and causes widespread damage.

The agribusiness filed a motion Tuesday asking a Pulaski County judge to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the state from banning dicamba's use while the company challenges a prohibition approved by the Arkansas Plant Board last month.

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