Interest groups have become so hardened in their views about which types of agriculture benefit the environment that the fact that some COVID vaccines have been developed using genetic engineering is unlikely to change minds about the technology’s benefits, an industry advocate says.
CropLife America President and CEO Chris Novak says the nation's crop protection sector is battered, but not broken after enduring a growing season that took place in the midst of a pandemic that stalled many other facets of the economy.
Enlist Duo, a Corteva Agriscience herbicide that is a mixture of 2,4-D choline and glyphosate, mostly survived legal challenges in a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion today that will allow its continued use.
Bayer and attorneys for a proposed class of potential future Roundup plaintiffs will go back to the drawing board after a federal judge expressed skepticism over the legality and fairness of their proposed settlement.
Bayer has announced “a series of agreements that will substantially resolve major outstanding Monsanto litigation,” including payments of up to $10.9 billion to settle current and future Roundup claims against the company and $400 million to settle dicamba drift damage complaints.
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."
The Environmental Protection Agency has “flagrantly contravened” the Ninth Circuit’s June 3 order on three dicamba herbicides by continuing to allow over-the-top use on soybeans and cotton, the petitioners in the litigation argued in an emergency motion Thursday.