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States want tighter EPA restrictions on dicamba weedkillers after another year of ‘skyrocketing’ crop damage

On April 28, the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO) sent EPA a letter asking that the agency consider ...
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Bayer expects widespread use of dicamba in 2020 despite intense legal battle to restrict the weedkiller

Had it proceeded as planned, dicamba-tolerant soybean technology would be receiving rave reviews in 2020. In its four years of ...
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Newly approved 2, 4-D herbicides could help cut crop damage from Bayer’s drift-prone dicamba weedkiller

Farmers and weed control experts continue to monitor the dicamba herbicide situation heading into another growing season. Kevin Bradley, University ...
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Dicamba on trial: Bayer tells federal judges banning drift-prone herbicide would ’cause chaos’ for farmers

As U.S. soybean and cotton farmers work to get their 2020 crops planted, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ...
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EPA likely to re-approve controversial dicamba weedkillers in 2020, despite widespread crop damage

Herbicide applicators have the weight of dicamba’s future weighing heavily on their shoulders this year. EPA’s conditional registration lasts through ...
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Lawsuit alleging EPA illegally re-approved dicamba could prevent farmers from spraying controversial weedkiller

In 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved Monsanto’s dicamba-based herbicide under a conditional two-year registration. The agency determined dicamba, ...
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USDA produce industry committee recommends EPA suspend registration of drift-prone dicamba herbicides

The USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee has recommended the suspension of dicamba registration to prevent produce crop harm ...
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EPA watchdog to determine if agency followed ‘scientifically sound principles’ in approving dicamba herbicides

The inspector general of the EPA is planning to look into whether EPA acted properly when it registered dicamba in ...
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Opposition to EPA re-approval of Bayer, BASF dicamba herbicides mounts as widespread crop damage continues

Decisions made in the next year will be critical for the future use of the herbicide dicamba, a weed killer ...
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EPA appears likely to re-approve drift-prone dicamba herbicides with added restrictions

When the U.S. EPA reregistered dicamba soybean herbicides for use on Xtend soybeans in 2018, labels were effective for two ...
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Soybean damage caused by Bayer’s drift-prone dicamba herbicide spurs farmers to use competing GMO seeds, weedkillers

Bayer AG’s takeover of Monsanto has been beset by problems, and now a decades-long dominance of the $4 billion U.S ...
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New ‘super weed’ crisis emerging? Dicamba herbicide failing to stop growth of Palmer amaranth pigweed in greenhouses experiments

University of Tennessee weed scientist Larry Steckel has spent the past two months coaxing Palmer amaranth weeds to grow from ...
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$265 million dicamba weed killer verdict paves way for more successful lawsuits against Monsanto, BASF

A $265 million verdict .... against two global agribusiness giants [in late February] has now created another legal headache for ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Dicamba Debacle’ stirs questions about the future shape of ‘industrial, intensive agriculture’

The dicamba debacle gives a chance to answer key questions about industrial agriculture with rare specificity ...
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Viewpoint: Dicamba debacle trial forces a reevaluation: Was Monsanto a ‘bonafide bad actor’?

The toll on farmers is infuriating enough. But there could be widespread damage to the environment as well ...
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Podcast: Crop damage caused by dicamba raises questions about how EPA will handle Bayer’s request to re-approve herbicide in late 2020

Every summer for the past three years, the phones have been ringing like crazy in the Office of the Indiana ...
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Dicamba trial: Bayer contends peach farm damage occurred before drift-prone Monsanto herbicide hit the market

In all-day testimony on the eighth day of the trial, [farmer Bill] Bader said as long as dicamba is sprayed ...
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Dicamba on trial: Peach farmer testifies Monsanto knew its drift-prone herbicide would damage his 1,000-acre operation

Since 1970, Bill Bader has worked on peach farms in Dunklin County, Missouri, just north of the Arkansas border. Bader ...
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‘Monsanto on the attack’: How an aggressive defense contributed to the ‘dicamba debacle’

It's pretty clear that the ag industry has a problem. But what is the nature of it? ...
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Farmer vs farmer: After tens of thousands of acres of crop damage, what are we to make of the ‘dicamba debacle’?

For dicamba, even more than most ag issues in recent history, the devil is in the details ...
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Monsanto expected farmer complaints when it released drift-prone herbicide dicamba, court documents show

Monsanto expected thousands of farmers to complain about its new weedkiller drifting and harming their crops when it launched the ...
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EPA to decide the future of dicamba, neonicotinoids and other controversial pesticides in 2020

The EPA this year will deliver important decisions to U.S. agriculture, including on chlorpyrifos, glyphosate, the neonicotinoids, pyrethroids, atrazine and ...
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‘Dicamba fatigue’: State regulators anticipate more off-target damage from Bayer’s controversial herbicide in 2020

Three consecutive years of off-target dicamba injury is taking its toll on the agricultural industry. Leo Reed even has a ...
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Bayer, BASF must defend against dicamba herbicide drift lawsuit in Missouri state court

Monsanto Co. and BASF Corp. must defend in state court allegations that dicamba herbicides drifted onto a Tennessee tobacco farm, ...
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USDA Kansas City relocation halts research on honeybees, organic food and Bayer’s dicamba herbicide

The relocation of two Agriculture Department agencies out of the District of Columbia has delayed the publication of dozens of ...
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Bayer plan to launch GMO dicamba-resistant soybean in Brazil sparks pushback from some farmers

A genetically modified soy seed technology from Germany’s Bayer set to launch soon in Brazil has sparked concern from some ...
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Controversial herbicide dicamba damaging some non-GMO soybean research plots in Midwest

Something strange is happening to Pengyin Chen's soybean experiments at the University of Missouri's Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, ...
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Vermont: First US state to mandate its own GMO crop regulations

On June 17, 2019, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a new law, which creates a committee to review new genetically-engineered ...