Farm Bureau thanks EPA for clarification on dicamba use


After a court decision vacate the registration of three dicamba herbicides, much of the farm community was confused as states started rolling out separate rules. However, the Environmental Protection Agency clarified on Tuesday.

The agency said said farmers have until July 31st to use their existing stocks, but no further distribution or sales of Xtendimax, Engenia, or Fexapan are permitted.

“Farmers across the country invested in dicamba-resistant seeds based on the EPA’s previous approval. Millions of acres of crops have already been planted and there’s no turning back,” AFBF President Zippy Duvall said. “The clarity provided by the EPA provides certainty for farmers who were left wondering how they would protect their crops and stock America’s pantries.”