Hurst calls on EPA to use all its tools to help farmers amid dicamba ruling
The president of the Missouri Farm Bureau says they’re calling on the EPA to take steps to ensure farmers can use the investments they’ve made in dicamba technology throughout this growing season.
Blake Hurst says the 9th Circuit Appeals court ruling invalidating EPA’s registration of three dicamba herbicides has left farmers with many questions but few answers. Hurts says farmers already have seed in the ground “and should not be penalized for choosing to use (the) technology” before the appeals court decision.
Hurst’s letter to EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator) says EPA “must use every tool at its disposal to counter the ruling’s otherwise imminent impact” calling it a very serious situation.