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Local farmers feeling impact of court ruling

Dawson County cotton farmers are experiencing another set of challenges for this growing season that they had not expected. On July 8, a panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered farmers to stop spraying one of the most widely used herbicides in the industry. Dicamba is used in farming with the intention of killing weeds in crops that became resistant to the herbicide Roundup. In years past, there have been chemicals taken off the market, but farmers across the nation have never experienced an order handled in this manner before. A large majority of Dawson County farmers ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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