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In win for farmers, court blocks dicamba use

Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that the herbicide dicamba could no longer be used in “over the top” applications on soy and cotton.  

In a win for farmers across the country, the court found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had approved new uses of this old, drift-prone herbicide without appropriately evaluating the damage the drift-prone chemical would cause to neighboring farms.

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