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Dicamba complaints up in Missouri

The number of Missouri’s off-target crop damage reports from an herbicide called dicamba has increased from the same period last year.

State Agriculture Director Chris Chinn says the complaints include possible damage to a variety of products like peaches, trees, and Missouri’s biggest export.

“We have about 17,000 acres of soybean damage, allegedly, that has been reported to us,” Chinn said to Missourinet.

Most of this year’s 112 complaints originate in southeast Missouri. There were 98 complaints at the same point of 2017.

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