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Dicamba: Lawsuit calls for EPA to Vacate Monsanto Registration – DTN

Dicamba: Lawsuit calls for EPA to Vacate Monsanto Registration – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 19, 2018

New details are emerging from a lawsuit calling for EPA to vacate the registration of Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide.  Originally filed in January 2017, the lawsuit’s newly released briefs claim EPA ignored key requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide

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Monsanto Sets Dicamba Training Events, Opportunities

Monsanto Sets Dicamba Training Events, Opportunities

👤From a press release 🕔Feb 1, 2018

Ahead of the 2018 growing season, Monsanto is providing free in-person training sessions to help reinforce proper use of low-volatility dicamba formulations to control weeds in the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. Under the new federal Restricted Use Pesticide label,

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Glyphosate Report Replay; EPA Internal Emails Make it Interesting – DTN

Glyphosate Report Replay; EPA Internal Emails Make it Interesting – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 26, 2018

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency inadvertently posted to its website a yet-to-be-published cancer risk assessment on glyphosate on May 2, 2016, internal emails show then EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy was exasperated when she learned about the release.  The document

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Dicamba Lawsuits: U.S. Judicial Panel to Decide Best Venue – DTN

Dicamba Lawsuits: U.S. Judicial Panel to Decide Best Venue – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 19, 2018

Attorneys representing farmers from across the country who filed multiple lawsuits alleging off-target dicamba damage to their crops will try to convince a federal panel of judges next week that the cases should be heard in a single court.   The

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California Law Requiring Cancer Warning on Glyphosate Label Challenged – DTN

California Law Requiring Cancer Warning on Glyphosate Label Challenged – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 4, 2018

Attorneys general in 11 states have joined agriculture groups in asking a district court to block a law in California that requires labels on products that may contain the herbicide glyphosate, known as Proposition 65.   On Dec. 27, 2017, a

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EPA: Glyphosate Unlikely Carcinogenic – DTN

EPA: Glyphosate Unlikely Carcinogenic – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 20, 2017

The herbicide glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans. That is the conclusion reached by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its draft risk assessment released this week. The assessment is set for a 60-day public comment period

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Dicamba, 2018: States Struggle with Application Restrictions – DTN

Dicamba, 2018: States Struggle with Application Restrictions – DTN

👤By Pamela Smith Crops Technology Editor 🕔Dec 14, 2017

The drama over dicamba herbicide use continued this week as some states wrestled with requiring spray regulations over and beyond new federal labels.   Evidence of continued turmoil came on Dec. 12, as an Arkansas Legislative Council subcommittee kicked a proposed

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Bayer-Monsanto Merger: One Step Closer, CIFIUS Review Completed – DTN

Bayer-Monsanto Merger: One Step Closer, CIFIUS Review Completed – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔Dec 4, 2017

Bayer has edged another step closer to its acquisition of Monsanto. Today, Dec. 1, the companies announced the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has completed a review of the union and found no concerns.   CFIUS is

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Dicamba: Lawsuits and Insurance Claims Piling Up  – Part 2

Dicamba: Lawsuits and Insurance Claims Piling Up – Part 2

👤By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas Agrilife Extension Service 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Editor’s Note:  Tiffany Dowell Lashmet continues her coverage of dicamba with an overview of the legal side of the issue in this article. Click to read her earlier post: Dicamba: It was the 5th Most Used Herbicide in 2012, and Then…

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Dicamba: It was the 5th Most Used Herbicide in 2012, and Then… – Part 1

Dicamba: It was the 5th Most Used Herbicide in 2012, and Then… – Part 1

👤By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas Agrilife Extension Service 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Dicamba will likely go down as the biggest agricultural issue in 2017.  This post will discuss some background information and then address several recent developments regarding the herbicide dicamba.   The herbicide dicamba has been in use since the 1960’s.  In

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