Big Ag groups argue court cannot tell EPA when to ban dicamba

The heaviest of Big Ag’s heavy hitters told a federal court it should not try to stop GMO cotton and soybean farmers from using illegal dicamba weed killers through the end of July, despite the court’s order earlier this month for an immediate ban. Six national trade associations, all of which have long-standing financial ties … Continue reading “Big Ag groups argue court cannot tell EPA when to ban dicamba”

EPA thumbs nose at court order, says farmers can still use illegal dicamba herbicides

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday declared it would not immediately honor a court ruling handed down last week that banned certain herbicides made by three of the world’s largest chemical companies. The move by the EPA amounts to a generous gift to BASF, Bayer and Corteva Agrisciences whose dicamba herbicides were deemed by the … Continue reading “EPA thumbs nose at court order, says farmers can still use illegal dicamba herbicides”

UPDATED -Court overturns EPA approval of Bayer dicamba herbicide; says regulator “understated the risks”

UPDATED -Court overturns EPA approval of Bayer dicamba herbicide; says regulator “understated the risks” (UPDATES with statement from BASF) In a stunning rebuke of the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal court on Wednesday overturned the agency’s approval of popular dicamba-based herbicides made by chemical giants Bayer, BASF and Corteva Agrisciences. The ruling effectively makes it … Continue reading “UPDATED -Court overturns EPA approval of Bayer dicamba herbicide; says regulator “understated the risks””

Dicamba: Farmers fear another season of crop damage; court ruling awaited

With the turn of the calendar to June, farmers in the U.S. Midwest are wrapping up the planting of new soybean crops and tending to growing fields of young corn plants and vegetable plots. But many are also bracing to be hit by an invisible enemy that has wreaked havoc in farm country the last … Continue reading “Dicamba: Farmers fear another season of crop damage; court ruling awaited”

Dicamba Fact Sheet

Dicamba (3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid) is a broad-spectrum herbicide first registered in 1967. The herbicide is used on agricultural crops, fallow land, pastures, turfgrass and rangeland. Dicamba is also registered for non-agricultural uses in residential areas and other sites, such as golf courses. At these types of sites, it is primarily used to control broadleaf weeds such as dandelions, chickweed, … Continue reading “Dicamba Fact Sheet”

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