Federal Court: We don’t have jurisdiction over Dicamba challenges

The fate of the popular ag herbicide, Dicamba remains in the hands of two district courts.

Several environmental groups have filed suits looking to stop the herbicide’s use over concerns surrounding off-target damage. Soybean and cotton growers challenged those moves in the DC Court of Appeals, but that court says they do not have jurisdiction. That is because EPA did not hold a public hearing before issuing Dicamba registrations in 2020 for over-the-top use, or its amendments made last year.

The lower courts will now decide those challenges.