The Texas House of Representatives Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2022, to hear invited testimony on the chemical drift caused by dicamba affecting Texas wine producers.
Read TWGGA’s advocacy update regarding the hearing here.
Dicamba, as an herbicide, has been on the market, in some iteration, for a number of years. It was not until the development of the dicamba-resistant cotton seed that the herbicide began having a dramatic impact on the grape vines of the Texas Panhandle. What was once becoming a high-yield, low-water alternative to cotton farming on the High Plains is now a plant and an industry fighting for survival.
The following pictures are examples of the ongoing damage being wrought on this fledging industry.