Mike Seyfert has been tapped to lead the National Grain and Feed Association, President-elect Joe Biden has added additional members to the White House COVID-19 Response Team, and Carrie Castille becomes the permanent director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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 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.
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.
EPA has illegally defied the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision vacating registrations of dicamba for over-the-top use on cotton and soybeans, the petitioner groups argued in response to the agency’s brief filed Tuesday claiming that its cancellation complied with both the court order and FIFRA.
EPA defended its decision to allow use of existing stocks of three dicamba herbicides, saying in a court filing that it has taken "responsible steps to avoid unregulated and inappropriate use of existing stocks."