Arkansas looking at further Dicamba restrictions

A public hearing takes place in Little Rock, Arkansas, Wednesday on the proposed dicamba application regulations in that state.

The Arkansas State Plant Board voted to approve regulatory changes for the application of dicamba products labeled September 21. Changes will prohibit the use in Arkansas between April 16 and October 31.

East-central Arkansas farmer Perry Galloway grows Round Up Ready Extend soybeans and wants the application date extended:

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Over 25,000 comments were received by email and mail to the board on the proposed dicamba regulations. The regulations include exemptions for the use of dicamba in pastures, rangeland, turf, ornamental, direct injection for forestry, and home use. Some were submitted from out of the country. Galloway says the board should throw those comments out:

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Galloway says regardless of the outcome, farmers should hold each other accountable moving forward:

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The hearing takes place at 9:00am Wednesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock Arkansas. After the hearing the final proposed rule will be forwarded to the Executive Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council for final rule approval.

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