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Dicamba decision looms for governor; limit herbicide’s use, Arkansas panel urges

By Stephen Steed

This article was originally published December 18, 2016 at 4:03 a.m. Updated December 18, 2016 at 5:45 a.m.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --11/21/16-- Gov. Asa Hutchinson (right) answers questions from the media Monday at the state Capitol after announcing the appointment of Kimberly O'Guinn (left) to the Public Service Commission.


Gov. Asa Hutchinson will soon have to choose between the recommendations of his own Plant Board or the wishes of Monsanto, the St. Louis-based seed giant.


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Nodmcm says... December 18, 2016 at 7:43 a.m.

I bet Monsanto "owns" more politicians than the Arkansas Plant Board. This is why big multinational corporations like Monsanto buy politicians--you never know when you'll need 'em. Although both political parties have politicians for sale, the Republican Party is known as the "party of the rich," and in the world of big multinational corporations, they just don't come much richer than St. Louis-based Monsanto. Plus, Gov. Hutchinson as a good Republican supports business, and not some kids working a lemonade stand, but really, really big business. Monsanto trumps the pipsqueak farmers of Arkansas, unfortunately. Thankfully, this brouhaha is between a bunch of Republican farmers and a bunch of Monsanto MBAs from the Wharton School and institutional investors in Monsanto like Aetna and State Farm insurance companies, earnest Republicans each and every one. Let's see who get's stomped in this battle between Goliath and some ants.

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LR1955 says... December 18, 2016 at 3:03 p.m.

Good job Asa!

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mrcharles says... December 19, 2016 at 10:09 a.m.

Chamber of Commerce, forever being consistent. Sure dont want a bunch of people knowledgeable in the area making decisions. After all Monsanto didn't get to be big without overcoming obstacles of local yokels.

Ask your Vietnam, Republic of Vets about Agent Orange. We dont want to burden big business.

We do remember how Asa handled the Wal mart and them big city executives not wanting to discriminate , but contrary to average Arkansan's feelings of discrimination if they cant discriminate. Strange ways of strange people.

As we now know in China, if you get rid of burdensome regulations you can really do well in industry. Just ask the people of Beijing, they line up at medical clinics and hospitals with their children, the elderly, anyone with respiratory issues and just about anybody breathing the unregulated air . Not need no stinkin regulations.

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