Cotton farmers due weevil rebate

Refund of 75 cents per acre approved by program’s board

Posted: March 8, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.

A crop-duster sprays a cotton field near Blytheville with malathion to kill boll weevils in this 2005 photo. The boll weevil hasn’t been found in Arkansas cotton since 2006.

Seeing no weevil, a state panel has approved a rebate of 75 cents an acre for cotton farmers in the long-running fight against a tiny insect that was once their biggest foe.

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