The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the 2016 EPA registration of dicamba, but allowed the plaintiffs to fast track a new lawsuit based on the 2018 dicamba registration. The National Family Farm Coalition, the Center for Food Safety, the Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America are behind this legal battle. These groups claim the EPA broke the law when it approved XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan for over-the-top use on soybeans and cotton by not following the requirements of the Endangered Species Act and other federal pesticide regulations. The American Soybean Association, National Cotton Council and American Sugarbeet Growers Association have all filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of Monsanto and the EPA in this case.
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