Arkansas Agriculture Department Responds to High Volume of Alleged Dicamba Misuse

A news release yesterday from the Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) indicated that, “The [AAD] is working to keep Arkansans informed about dicamba laws and regulations as inspectors work to address an increasing number of alleged dicamba misuse complaints. Governor Hutchinson has directed Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward and Plant Board Director Terry Walker to visit areas where there have been complaints in order to report back to him with findings and recommendations.

“An online webpage has been established that will provide updated information to the public which will include the current number and county of alleged dicamba misuse complaints, frequently asked questions, links to pesticide training, and applicable regulations. This webpage is available at Additionally, the Plant Board’s Pesticide Committee will hold weekly public meetings beginning this Friday, June 16 through Friday, July 21 to stay updated on the situation.”

Yesterday’s update noted that, “The State Plant Board is a part of the Arkansas Agriculture Department. The Arkansas Agriculture Department is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation.”

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