The subject quickly turned to dicamba during Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s two-day, seven-county tour across east and northeastern Arkansas. The tour stopped in rural Leachville on Wednesday so the governor could meet with farmers where they live and grow their crops.
The controversial weed killer is currently on a 120-day ban for farm applications in Arkansas and Missouri amid complaints that it can be carried by the wind to neighboring farms and settle on to crops where it isn’t intended.
“I know that here in Mississippi County particularly, it’s like ground zero for the problems with dicamba,” said the governor.