Short Wave: The Fight Over A Weedkiller, In The Fields And In The Courts

A federal court recently ordered farmers to stop spraying one of the country’s most widely used herbicides, dicamba.

NPR’s food and agriculture correspondent Dan Charles tells us the ruling has turned the world of Midwestern agriculture upside down. Then the Environmental Protection Agency came out with its own order.

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This episode was produced by Abby Wendle, edited by Viet Le, and fact-checked by Emily Vaughn.


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