The Almond Board of California has hired Rick Kushman as the new manager of media relations and Valerie Shepler has joined the staff of Fall Creek Farm and Nursery as a commercial manager for the U.S. and Canada territories.
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.
President-elect Joe Biden has named the people charged with heading up the transition efforts at different government departments, and the USDA and EPA rosters include a deep slate of Obama administration alums.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied requests to rehear its decision vacating registrations for Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia, leaving the Supreme Court as the last stop for dicamba manufacturers seeking to overturn the ruling.
The American Farm Bureau Federation and grower groups, as well as CropLife America, have filed amicus briefs in the 9th Circuit supporting a rehearing of the court’s decision vacating the registration of three dicamba herbicides.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden has hired Will McIntee to work as a full-time national rural engagement director for his campaign, and BASF has selected Nina Schwab-Hautzinger to become head of corporate communications and government relations.
Bayer, Corteva and BASF all have filed motions in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seeking en banc rehearing of a June 3 decision vacating registrations of Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia for use on soybeans and cotton.