The International Agency for Research on Cancer received a fresh round of criticism Tuesday on Capitol Hill for its review of glyphosate, which IARC found to be a probable human carcinogen three years ago.
A group of Arkansas state legislators has approved a ban on dicamba use between April 16 and Oct. 31 of this year, meaning that soybean and cotton growers will not be able to use Monsanto's Xtendimax or BASF's Engenia for over-the-top applications.
As if the 2016 and 2017 growing seasons weren’t evidence enough of dicamba’s potential to stray from its intended target, representatives of Monsanto and BASF presented ag retailers last week with a laundry list of application mistakes to avoid in 2018.
Warning of widespread impacts throughout the food supply chain, wheat growers are spearheading a lawsuit against California for listing glyphosate as a carcinogen under the state’s Proposition 65 law, which requires labeling of ingredients “known to the state to cause cancer.”
Opponents of industry mergers and modern farming techniques thought they had the perfect partners in the Obama Administration to more strictly enforce anti-trust laws and stop industry consolidation in agriculture. That didn’t happen.