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.

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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.

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