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Pigweed War Reaches Far Beyond Farmland

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on September 26, 2016 - 1:47pm

When Jason Smith was a boy in the 1980s, a farmer could drive into town, stop at a dealership and buy a seemingly endless variety of Bush Hog blades. Everyone he knew mowed field edges and had a ditch bank mower. Broad-spectrum herbicides were available at a high dollar, but when a technological messiah arrived in the form of Roundup Ready, the turnrow game was flipped on its head.


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