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Two Illinois agriculture organizations have issued statements in regards to this week's federal court ruling on the sale and use of Dicamba herbicide in soybeans....

 

The Illinois Farm Bureau released the following statement to Regional Radio Thursday afternoon...

 

"On June 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision that vacated the registrations of three dicamba herbicides – Bayer’s Xtendimax, BASF’s Engenia and Corteva’s FeXapan. The ruling does not appear to address Syngenta’s Tavium.

Illinois Farm Bureau remains in communication with the U.S. EPA, Illinois Department of Agriculture, American Farm Bureau Federation, and the registrants. We will work to minimize any potential sudden disruption to Illinois farmers’ planting and growing season."

 

In addition, the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association issued the following statement Thursday evening via their web platforms...

 

"IL Department of Agriculture legal counsel has looked at the US 9th Circuit Court ruling on dicamba, and believes it clearly calls for the stop of use, sale and distribution of all uses of the three products: Xtendimax, Engenia and FeXapan effective immediately.   The Tavium registration is not affected by this ruling.  We are expecting a statement from IDOA very soon but this is the situation in Illinois, and we ask for our members to abide by this determination and help communicate this serious message.  More information will be forthcoming and we will communicate as soon as we have more details from IDA or US EPA on the management of product already in the supply chain. "

 

USDA Director Sonny Perdue Thursday called for the courts to allow farmers to go ahead and use dicamba they have purchased for this growing season.

 

It's expected that Bayer, and others named in the suit, will attempt to appeal the ruling.

 

 

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