Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement today regarding the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling on dicamba herbicide:
Yesterday’s ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals invalidating the Environmental Protection Agency’s registration of dicamba herbicides has left farmers with many questions but few answers. Today, Missouri Farm Bureau called on the EPA to take steps to ensure that farmers can use the investments they have made in this technology throughout this growing season. Farmers already have seed in the ground and should not be penalized for choosing to use this technology prior to the 9th Circuit’s decision.