Sales of Enlist seeds and herbicides have helped drive sales growth for Corteva Agriscience, which reported net sales of nearly $2.8 billion in the third quarter, up 17% from the same period a year ago.
The upcoming election could further shrink Democratic representation of rural areas in the House of Representatives, making it more difficult for agriculture advocates and the pesticide industry to find lawmakers who can get federal regulators’ attention.
Restrictions designed to limit off-target dicamba damage to crops and other plants did not put a halt to widespread complaints of such damage in 2021, EPA said in an ecological risk assessment released Thursday.
Late planting and high temperatures in the Midwest are raising concerns of dicamba damage to non-dicamba-tolerant soybeans and specialty crops as growers struggle to meet state and federal deadlines to apply the volatile herbicide.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting is underway in Atlanta, and the president of the nation’s largest ag group is keeping the pressure on the Biden administration to deal with supply chain disruptions and remove barriers to U.S. ag exports.