Bryce Gray, “Reports of crop damage resurfacing since Missouri dicamba ban lifted,” St Louis Post-Dispatch, August 4, 2017.
Reports that the dicamba ban in Missouri was lifted in Mid-July and farmers had resumed spraying. Damage reports are re-occurring. One farmer quoted in the story compares his Missouri acres where “every acre” is showing damage to his healthy soybean fields in neighboring Arkansas that has a similar dicamba ban in place. Some places showing damage are at least a mile away from any possible source of dicamba. Missouri’s ban was in place for less than a week after stricter conditions rules for spraying dicamba were issued targeting wind speed and the time of application. Monsanto is based in Missouri and some questioned the role their political power played in the lifting of the ban. FULL TEXT