Citrus growers are pleased but environmental groups are concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of aldicarb for use on oranges and grapefruit in Florida to combat citrus greening, which has devastated the industry in the state since it was first identified in 2005.
Hundreds of business leaders, including some in the ag industry, are calling on Congress not to delay confirming the results of November’s presidential election. Congress is set to meet today to count the electoral votes.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to register dicamba for use on soybeans and cotton is facing another lawsuit from the same groups that succeeded in convincing an appeals court to vacate registrations earlier this year.
With farmers under pressure to cut their environmental footprint, global agribusiness giants as well as small tech startups are rushing to come up with ways to slash farm pollutants and make it possible for producers to cash in on carbon credits and other new forms of income.
The need for innovative solutions to address health and eliminate hunger has become even more important during the pandemic, Liam Condon, president of the Crop Science division of Bayer, during the company’s Future of Farming Dialogue virtual event earlier this week.
Farm organizations pushed back in support of glyphosate as an environmentally-friendly product, but Attorney General Xavier Becerra is challenging a recent federal court decision barring Proposition 65 cancer warnings.
Three law firms who represent thousands of plaintiffs in Roundup litigation against Bayer have told the court overseeing the settlement process that they now have agreements with the company, signaling progress is being made to resolve the litigation.
Ambassador Terry Branstad has announced he is stepping down from being the top U.S. representative in Beijing, and Bayer’s supervisory board has extended the contract of Werner Baumann to serve another three years as the company’s CEO.