Kansas Soybean Association statement on dicamba rulings
June 5, 2020 – On June 3, 2020, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that the Environmental Protection Agency did not meet legal obligations when issuing the conditional registrations for dicamba and vacated the registration for three dicamba products.
The Kansas Soybean Association is disappointed by the 9th Circuit’s decision to overturn the EPA’s dicamba registration approval. Farmers rely on EPA and the regulatory process to effect science-based determinations that allow them to use safe, efficient tools to responsibly manage their farms.
KSA continues to collaborate with the American Soybean Association and Kansas Department of Agriculture to determine next steps. The Environmental Protection Agency has yet to issue guidance on how it will respond to the ruling.
KDA shares the following statement: “The KDA pesticide and fertilizer program is aware of the June 3, 2020, decision by the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals to vacate the registrations for certain dicamba products (XtendiMax, FeXapan and Engenia). At this time, no action has been taken in Kansas in regard to these products, as we await guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency on how to best implement that decision. Therefore, these dicamba products are still available for use in Kansas, and KDA will enforce the sales and applications of these products as they are currently registered in Kansas. We will make every effort to keep you informed with critical information as it becomes available.”
For more information, reach out to Kansas Soybean Director of Field Operations, Dennis Hupe.
June 9, 2020 update – The EPA issued a cancellation order outlining specific circumstances and application procedures under which existing stocks of dicamba products may be used.