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Texas ag commissioner to seek Section 18 for 3 dicamba products

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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

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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 »

How a California court ruling affects Alabama cotton farmers

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Alabama producers with dicamba-tolerant crops in the ground are struggling to come to terms with a constantly changing situation surrounding a California Circuit Court ruling. California’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a dicamba ban effective immediately for XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan. This circuit court has issued a number of orders against pesticide and herbicide use on crops in recent ... Read More »

UGA’s Stanley Culpepper offers thoughts on dicamba

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University of Georgia Extension weed specialist Stanley Culpepper provides a few thoughts on recent court actions surrounding the registration of three low-volatility dicamba products paired with Xtend crops. Details of the order The Environmental Protection Agency’s order addresses sale, distribution, and use of existing stocks of the three affected dicamba products – XtendiMax with vapor grip technology, Engenia, and FeXapan. ... Read More »

8 ag groups ask EPA to allow use of existing dicamba stocks

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The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, along with seven other organizations representing farmers and ranchers, has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to allow producers to use the dicamba-based products they have on hand despite a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacating the label for three herbicides. “We are disheartened and surprised by the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision ... Read More »

Ninth Circuit Court vacates EPA low-volatility dicamba registrations

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco vacated current U.S. registrations for three low-volatility dicamba products on June 3. At least three states have said they will continue to allow dicamba applications unless otherwise told since the products are still registered in their states. “The dicamba herbicide brands XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan are still registered ... Read More »

Louisiana’s Jay Hardwick to be inducted into Ag Hall of Distinction

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The seventh annual Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction ceremonies in March will honor four new inductees who have made major contributions to forestry, rice, cotton and sugarcane. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., March 26, at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge. The Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Louisiana’s farming, ranching, forestry, aquaculture, education ... Read More »