The president of the American Soybean Association says the district court’s ruling to vacate the 2020 registration of dicamba puts farmers in an immediate, costly bind.
Josh Gackle tells Brownfield most farmers have already purchased their seeds. “And the traits that belong to those seeds have already purchased the chemicals and other crop protection products to protect that crop throughout the growing season,” he says. “And this just throws a big wrench into all those plans that have been made.”
The court ruled EPA made a procedural error in issuing 2020 dicamba registrations for over-the-top (OTT) use on dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.