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West Texas Vineyards Blasted By Herbicide Drift from Nearby Cotton Fields

The vines at Pheasant Ridge Winery near Lubbock, Texas, were devastated by drift from the herbicide 2,4-D in 2016.

On the High Plains in West Texas, hot winds blast through cotton fields as far as the eye can see.

In the middle of it all is a tiny vineyard.

Andis Applewhite is the owner. She's an artist whose family has worked this land for a century. They once planted crops more typical of the neighborhood, like cotton and wheat. Applewhite decided to try something different: She put in a couple of acres of cabernet franc grapes.

Read full NPR coverage here
Dicamba and 2,4-D have different physical effects on grape leaves. Leaves damaged by dicamba (left) are known to cup, while leaves damaged by 2,4-D tend to fan out at a wider angle from the stem.

Jury Awards $289 Million In California Roundup Trial Against Monsanto

Friday a California jury found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by Dewayne Johnson alleging Roundup caused him cancer. The jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million.
The verdict came from San Francisco's Superior Court of California where a jury deliberated for three days. Jury members found Monsanto failed to warn Johnson and other consumers of cancer risks posed by Roundup. It awarded $39 million in compensatory and $250 million in punitive damages, Reuters reports.

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Save The Date: TAAA Fall Board Meeting

TAAA Fall Board Meeting will be held in San Antonio, September 24th & 25th, 21018. 
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2018 TAAA Fall Board of Director Meeting
September 24-25, 2018 Sa n Antonio, TX 
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January 9-11, 2019
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