Recent Decision on Dicamba Labels Generates Concern

Recent Decision on Dicamba Labels Generates Concern

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is urging the EPA to ensure dicamba remains available to producers this growing season for over-the-top applications to soybeans following a recent court decision that cancelled the registration of three dicamba labels.

 “Farmers have already made decisions to use these products on their crops for this growing season and have invested financial resources to do so,” said Scott VanderWal, President SDFB. “They should not bear additional financial burden because of this legal dispute.”

 The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the registration of labels for Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax on June 3rd. Following this decision and due to the lack of additional guidance from the EPA, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture has discontinued the use and sale of these dicamba products in South Dakota. More information about the decision can be found at https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2020/06/03/19-70115.pdf.