New Lawsuit Filed Against Plant Board on Dicamba
On November 10th, a new lawsuit related to dicamba regulations was filed against the Arkansas State Plant Board. This time it was filed by a handful of farmers who had previously led a petition to the Plant Board seeking a May 25th cut-off date as an alternative to the April 15 cut-off, which was recommended by the “Dicamba Task Force” and made a proposed final regulation approved by the Plant Board on November 8th with a 10-3 vote. The lawsuit is the second such suit, and it follows a similar suit brought by Monsanto. The farmer suit claims the Plant Board is organized in violation to the Arkansas Constitution because the law establishing the agency allows for a handful of the seats to be appointed by various agricultural industry groups. The plaintiffs in the suit to have the regulations approved by the board to be made void.
Farmer Suit Against Plant Board