Farmer found guilty in shooting of another farmer in dicamba dispute | Arkansas Blog

Friday, December 15, 2017

Farmer found guilty in shooting of another farmer in dicamba dispute

Posted By on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:18 AM

click to enlarge ALLAN CURTIS JONES
  • ALLAN CURTIS JONES
The D-G reports that Allan Curtis Jones was found guilty of second degree murder in a Mississippi County Circuit Court last night and sentenced to 24 years in prison. The shooting happened over a dispute between Jones and another farmer, Mike Wallace, over the controversial herbicide dicamba.  Wallace said that dicambra that Jones had sprayed on a field near his own had drifted and caused damage to his soybean crops. Jones' attorney had argued that he shot Wallace in self defense after Wallace charged at him looking like a "wild man." Jones will appeal the verdict.

Highly recommend David Koon's magnificent cover story on the shooting of Wallace and the dicamba controversy, "Farmer vs. Farmer."

Earlier this week, a legislative subcommittee declined to approve a proposed ban on the controversial herbicide dicamba, which many Arkansas farmers say has caused massive damage to their crops due to drift. The Plant Board, which had approved the  ban — lasting April 16 through October 31 — will now take it up again. Monsanto has filed a lawsuit challenging the proposed ban in Pulaski County Circuit Court and asked for an injunction. Previously, a 120-day moratorium was placed on use of the herbicide last summer.

click to enlarge THE WIDOW OF FARMER KILLED IN DICAMBA DISPUTE: Karen Wallace, widow of Mike Wallace of Craighead County, wants to see the pesticide dicamba banned. - BRIAN CHILSON
  • Brian Chilson
  • THE WIDOW OF FARMER KILLED IN DICAMBA DISPUTE: Karen Wallace, widow of Mike Wallace of Craighead County, wants to see the pesticide dicamba banned.


Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by David Ramsey

Readers also liked…

  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017
  • Payday lenders on the march at legislature

    Payday lenders are working hard to get legislative cover for the reintroduction of their usurious loan business to Arkansas. Some are fighting back.
    • Mar 10, 2017

Most Viewed

  • The John Lewis open line

    U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the Civil Rights hero, gave a rousing speech today at a rally for Clarke Tucker, who's hoping to join Lewis in Congress next year, at Philander Smith College. Also, here's an open line.

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: The John Lewis open line

    • yes, vanessa, aqua, and others, we need all hands on deck for future elections. please,…

    • on August 19, 2018
  • Re: The John Lewis open line

    • I am not *blaming* any one person or group, Aqua. It is simply a plea…

    • on August 19, 2018
  • Re: The John Lewis open line

    • Hardly fair to blame the 2016 results on minorities when a number of far-left progressives…

    • on August 19, 2018

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation