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EPA re-registers drift-prone dicamba weedkiller, relieving some farmers and frustrating others who fear crop damage

Farmers can continue to use dicamba for five years, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said [October 27], offering certainty to cotton ...
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‘Rethinking Monsanto’: Ex-GMO skeptic explains what he got wrong about Big Ag and the pitfalls of plant breeding

Beginning in 2010, I embarked on a slow-motion conversion from GMO skeptic to advocate as I began developing a more ...
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Bayer, BASF claim new chemical mixed with drift-prone dicamba weedkiller can minimize off-target damage

Chemical makers Bayer AG and BASF are pushing to keep a controversial weedkiller on the market after a federal court ...
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Viewpoint: Federal court banned dicamba weedkiller at worst possible time for farmers

As a farmer whose family has raised soybeans, corn, and pumpkins for the last 50 years, I know first-hand how ...
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Federal court upholds dicamba weedkiller ban, opening door to possible Supreme Court challenge

On [August 17], three dicamba registrants lost one of their last remaining legal options to overturn a federal court's mandate ...
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Bayer appeals $265 million dicamba weedkiller verdict, alleging damage to Missouri peach farm exaggerated

Bayer AG sent a private investigator [in July] to evaluate the business of a U.S. peach grower who won a ...
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Bayer, BASF, Corteva urge federal court to review dicamba weedkiller ban, calling it ‘unconstitutional’

Bayer, BASF and Corteva Agriscience continue the fight to preserve postemergent dicamba use. The companies are contesting the results of ...
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Viewpoint: Court-ordered dicamba weedkiller ban could fuel new legal strategy to restrict Bayer’s Roundup

On June 3, 2020, a panel of three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San ...
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Podcast: ‘Domino effect’—Activist groups may try to purge more herbicides after court bans drift-prone Dicamba

Farmers were blindsided during the heart of spraying season when a 9th Circuit Court in California vacated the registrations of ...
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Viewpoint: Court-enforced dicamba weedkiller ban is about eliminating GMOs, not protecting farmers

....[T]he U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit .... banned the use of Dicamba weed control products at the ...
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Legal fight over Bayer’s drift-prone dicamba weedkiller ends in $400 million settlement

Bayer will pay up to $400 million to resolve the multi-district litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the ...
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Podcast: Lab-grown livers coming soon? Regenerative farming won’t stop climate change; COVID halts gene-therapy studies

Scientists have grown tiny human livers from skin cells and transplanted them into rats, moving us closer to saving thousands ...
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Bayer, BASF, Corteva expected to fight court-imposed ban on dicamba weedkillers

Dicamba has been the subject of considerable outrage since the release of dicamba-resistant seeds in 2016; the herbicide has a ...
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Federal court backs EPA order allowing farmers to use banned dicamba weedkillers until July 31

EPA has defended its decision to allow farmers to continue to use three vacated dicamba herbicides -- XtendiMax, FeXapan and ...
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EPA defends decision allowing farmers to use banned dicamba herbicides until July 31

EPA defended its decision to allow farmers to continue to use three vacated dicamba herbicides -- XtendiMax, FeXapan and Engenia ...
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Dicamba herbicide makers ask court to reverse weedkiller ban, citing ‘disastrous’ impact on farmers

BASF and Corteva Agriscience have filed motions to intervene in the June 3 decision made by the U.S. Court of ...
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EPA green lights limited use of just-banned dicamba weedkillers until July 31

This notice announces the Agency's [EPA's] issuance of a final cancellation order for three pesticide products (Xtendimax with Vaporgrip Technology, ...
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Farmers scramble to find herbicide alternatives after court overturns EPA dicamba weedkiller approval

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision [June 3] vacating the registrations of three dicamba ...
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Appeals court overturns EPA approval of drift-prone weedkiller dicamba, citing ‘substantially understated’ risks

In a stunning rebuke of the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal court on [June 3] overturned the agency’s approval of ...
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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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