Dicamba applications on soybean and cotton will come with a cutoff date next year and require larger buffer zones to avoid off-target drift, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday in approving new five-year registrations for the herbicides.
The Trump administration's rule reducing the number of wetlands and other areas regulated by the Clean Water Act is likely to be in the cross hairs if Joe Biden wins the presidency, but it would probably take his administration some time to act against that and other regulatory rollbacks
Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being welcomed by industry groups that see an opportunity to cement a conservative majority for decades to come.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett made clear in her introduction at the White House on Saturday that she maintain her textualist approach to interpreting laws. She said “a judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policymakers and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they might hold.”
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued interim registration decisions for atrazine, simazine and propazine that would allow the herbicides to continue to be used on corn and other crops with some added restrictions.
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.
A new bill would ban two widely used classes of pesticides and allow citizens to petition the Environmental Protection Agency for designations of pesticides as “dangerous,” which could lead to suspension of their registrations.
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.