Monsanto moves to stop Arkansas from banning weed killer

(AP) - Monsanto has asked a judge to prevent Arkansas
lawmakers from banning the use of a weed killer that farmers in several states have said drifts onto their crops and causes widespread damage.The Missouri-based agribusiness asked a Pulaski County judge to issue a
preliminary injunction preventing the state from banning dicamba's use while the company challenges a prohibition approved by the Arkansas Plant Board last month.

The board's proposal, which would ban dicamba's use from April 16 through Oct. 31, is scheduled to go before a legislative committee next week. The company also wants the judge to block enforcement of a previous rule restricting its dicamba weed killer's use.

Farmers in Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Tennessee have also
complained about dicamba damaging their crops.

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