“A Plant Board committee worked on the civil penalty ... and their proposal is to raise the civil penalty to $25,000. That’s the number that’s been bandied around." -- Otis Howe, Arkansas Plant Board chairman.
"We’re continuing our surveillance and trapping program. We have traps within a half-mile of every cotton field in the state. If we should catch a weevil, we would immediately go in and take action to correct the situation.”