University of California Issues Temporary Halt on Glyphosate Use

🕔May 16, 2019University of California President Janet Napolitano has issued a temporary end to the use of glyphosate on all ten UC campuses, serving over 200,000 students. Glyphosate is the active ingredient […]

Bayer Loses Again – Third Glyphosate Trial, Stock Declines – DTN

🕔May 15, 2019The hits keep coming for Bayer’s Roundup glyphosate herbicide, as a California jury on Monday awarded $2.055 billion in damages to a couple that has battled cancer after decades of […]

Glyphosate: EPA Clears Human Health Risk While 11,200 Lawsuits Linger – DTN

🕔May 2, 2019The EPA continues to find no human health risks associated with the use of glyphosate and the herbicide is not a carcinogen, the agency said in its latest review. However, […]

Dicamba-Tolerant Corn on the Horizon – DTN

🕔Mar 22, 2019Dicamba-tolerant crop acreage could grow even larger in the next decade, when and if Bayer’s XtendFlex corn reaches the market. This corn trait, developed by Monsanto and now under Bayer’s […]

Mergers of “Big 6” Seed and Ag Chem Companies – Who Owns What Now

🕔Feb 19, 2019Six large firms dominated the sale of seeds and agricultural chemicals in 2015 in the United States and around the world: BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta.  Known […]

Dicamba Lawsuit Dismissed but Door Still Open – DTN

🕔Jan 15, 2019The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit against dicamba last week, but left open a door for the plaintiffs to expedite a new lawsuit in 2019.  The […]

Dicamba: EPA Extends Over-the-Top Use for 2 Years, More Label Requirements – DTN

🕔Nov 1, 2018The U.S. Environmental Protection agency has announced it has extended the registration for dicamba herbicides for over-the-top use in Roundup Ready Xtend crops for an additional two years.  At the […]

Soybean Herbicide Tolerant-Trait Systems for 2019 – Breaking it Down – DTN

🕔Oct 3, 2018Between new traits coming to market and the recent ag mergers, soybean seed catalogs are as thick as they are confusing this year.  Depending on your seed retailer of choice, […]

Vip3a – Only Bt Trait Without Insect Resistance – How Long Will it Last? – DTN

🕔Aug 14, 2018Is Bt broken for ear-feeding pests? And, if so, can we rescue it? Those are the questions that compelled EPA to convene a Scientific Advisory Panel in Arlington, Virginia, this […]

Dicamba Drift Injury: Can Property Owners Recover? – DTN

🕔Jul 23, 2018Editor’s Note: DTN/The Progressive Farmer’s reporting on non-soybean dicamba damage uncovered the uneasiness this issue has caused in rural communities as damage pits neighbor against neighbor and farmers and applicators […]

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