American Soybean Association pushes for rehearing of dicamba case


The American Soybean Association is looking to have the case 9th Circuit Court case that ruled certain dicamba herbicides can’t be sold to be reheard.

In an interview with Brownfield Ag News, Caleb Ragland, a Kentucky farmer and the chair of ASA’s regular regulatory advocacy team, said growers need these herbicides to to remain a global leader in soybean production.

He added ASA is working with the EPA to reregister the products in 2021 and hopes the case can be re-heard in front of nine judges, rather than three, which is how many made the decision in June.

“There’s areas of this country without this tool it’s nearly impossible to grow a successful soybean crop,” he said, “The Palmer pigweeds in the south and then the Waterhemp more widespread it’s just become nearly impossible to kill otherwise.”

The EPA had allowed farmers to use remaining stocks of the now banned products until July 31.

You can listen to the full interview here.