Help us investigate the growing number of pesticide drift complaints

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A pesticide applicator sprays soybeans near Route 9, east of Bloomington, Ill., on July 26. Photo by Darrell Hoemann/The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting found that the number of alleged pesticide misuse complaints in Illinois this year is already more than the previous three years combined.

States across the Midwest have reported a similar spike. Experts say this sharp increase is due in large part to new formulations of the weed killer dicamba.

Many farmers and homeowners are reporting damage to their non-dicamba-resistant plants, raising questions about how easily the product can drift off target, even when applied according to the directions on the label.

The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting has been following the story, and we want to hear from you (regardless of whether you filed a formal complaint).

Are you a farmer or homeowner in the Midwest who has experienced pesticide drift, either from dicamba or another product?

Do you have questions about pesticide misuse in your area? Share your experience or questions with us here and one of our reporters will be in touch soon.

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