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These Palmer amaranth — or pigweed — plants, seen growing in a greenhouse at Kansas State University, appear to be resistant to multiple herbicides. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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As Weeds Outsmart The Latest Weedkillers, Farmers Are Running Out Of Easy Options

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Dewayne Johnson looks on after hearing the verdict in his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court Of California in San Francisco in August. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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These soybeans were damaged in 2017 by dicamba, a popular weedkiller that's prone to drifting into neighboring fields. Some farmers in the state are defying efforts by regulators to strictly limit use of the chemical. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Despite A Ban, Arkansas Farmers Are Still Spraying Controversial Weedkiller

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The edges of this sycamore leaf are turned upward into a cuplike shape, the typical sign of exposure to dicamba. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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A Drifting Weedkiller Puts Prized Trees At Risk

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Brent Henderson harvests soybeans on his farm near Weona, Ark. "If it's going to be legal to use and neighbors are planting it, I'm going to have to plant [dicamba-tolerant soybeans] to protect myself," he says. "It's very annoying. ... My neighbor should not dictate what I do on my farm." Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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