Herbicide resistance impacting farmers’ bottom line – and relations with lenders

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The development of herbicide resistance in pigweed has created many problems, but none more severe than in the area of economics. Andrew Wargo oversees 15,000 acres of land in southeast Arkansas, working with the operation’s tenants, a 30,000-bale cotton gin and other business activities. Wargo discussed what herbicide resistance has meant for Arkansas producers during a panel that also included the University of Tennessee’s Larry Steckel and the University of Illinois’ Aaron Hager. The panel was part of the 2012 Ag Issues Forum sponsored by Bayer CropScience at Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn.

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