American Farm Bureau concerned about the future of dicamba
American Farm Bureau is among several ag groups concerned about the future of dicamba.
Vice president of public affairs Sam Kieffer says Farm Bureau is advocating on behalf of farmers making crop input decisions for 2022.
“And we know for a fact that EPA is reconsidering the registration for dicamba. And our first admonition is do no harm because there are decisions already made, there are already chemistries in the shed ready to go.”
EPA recently acknowledged it is reviewing the dicamba label for next year as the agency continues to receive complaints of drift damage from conventional and organic growers.
Kieffer tells Brownfield a decision against the herbicide could spark a run on other products already in high demand.
“And that’s going to create another bottleneck in the system, which is not what we need. We need fewer kinks in the supply chain, not more.”
Brownfield interviewed Kieffer during the Iowa Farm Bureau annual meeting Wednesday in Des Moines.