The Supreme Court denied a petition from Monsanto Tuesday to review a federal appeals court ruling that found the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act does not preempt state tort-law claims.
Lots of eyes in agriculture will be on the Supreme Court Monday when the court is expected to announce whether to accept a petition submitted by Bayer that is backed by dozens of farm groups, conservative legal foundations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The Environmental Protection Agency issued seven-year registrations for popular herbicides Enlist One and Enlist Duo, while promising it would begin interagency endangered species consultations before issuing pesticide registrations for new active ingredients.
The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing further restrictions on over-the-top applications of dicamba, announcing Tuesday that curbs imposed this year had failed to reduce complaints of herbicide drift.
EPA has not been able to quell speculation in farm country that dicamba herbicides won’t be fully available to growers next season, with officials telling state regulators last week that the agency is still deliberating.
Bayer has filed a petition with the Supreme Court requesting the review of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that upheld a $25 million award to a California man who alleges exposure to Roundup caused his Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.