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June 24 webinar looks at dicamba ruling, EPA cancellation order


A federal appeals court ruling that prompted the Environmental Protection Agency’s cancellation of three dicamba-based herbicides has not only drawn new attention, but also is raising questions about use of existing stock. The National Agricultural Law Center will host a webinar June 24 to discuss these issues and what could happen next. Those interested in the webinar can register here: ... Read More »

BASF, Corteva file motions to intervene in 9th Circuit dicamba case

UPDATED — BASF and Corteva Agriscience have filed emergency motions to intervene following the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to vacate federal registrations of three dicamba-based herbicides. If approved, the motions would allow the companies to become parties in the suit. Generally, intervenors must have an interest in the subject matter of the original ... Read More »

Environmental groups seek immediate halt to dicamba spraying

EPA administrator andrew wheeler

The same environmental groups that successfully filed a suit in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate registrations for three dicamba products have since asked the court to find the Environmental Protection Agency administrator in contempt. They filed an emergency motion June 11 asking the court find EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in contempt for refusing to abide by a ... Read More »

Texas ag commissioner to seek Section 18 for 3 dicamba products

Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller plans to request a Section 18 from the Environmental Protection Agency to allow the continued use of dicamba in Texas under emergency conditions despite last week’s court ruling. “The Texas cotton crop is going in the ground right now and our cotton growers must have certainty,” Miller said in a Texas Department of Agriculture news ... Read More »

SC farmers lose use of important herbicides early in the season

palmer amaranth

One of the most widespread and effective herbicides in South Carolina farmers’ arsenal has been barred from sale early in the growing season. Officials with the Department of Pesticide Regulation, a state regulatory agency based at Clemson University, South Carolina, issued a statement this week on the effect a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling and subsequent U.S. Environment ... Read More »