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EPA Could Ban Agricultural Chemical Linked To Crop Damage

Farm growers across the U.S. have reported the chemical drifted from where it was sprayed this summer, damaging millions of acres of soybeans and other crops.

On Tuesday, Reuters reported that the US environmental agency is considering to ban sprayings of the agricultural herbicide dicamba, after crop damage was linked to the weed killer. Farm growers across the U.S. have reported the chemical drifted from where it was sprayed this summer, damaging millions of acres of soybeans and other crops. The ban could hurt the companies who sell dicamba weed killers and soybean seeds with the dicamba-tolerant trait. The Environmental Protection Agency discussed a deadline for next year’s sprayings and take the necessary steps to prevent a repeat of the damage.

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