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Arkansas state plant board again loosens dicamba restrictions

State agriculture regulators have once again shifted the rules governing a controversial herbicide that's been blamed for widespread crop damage.

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Soybean and cotton growers sue EPA over new dicamba restrictions

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In Roundup settlement, Bayer reaches $400 million deal with farmers over dicamba

Bayer has reached a $400 million settlement with farmers whose crops have been damaged by drift from the herbicide dicamba, the company announced Wednesday.

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