The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is demanding the EPA explain why it allowed continued over-the-top use of three dicamba products if it was on the farm at the time of the June 3 cancellation order. Tomorrow is the deadline for the response. After the current legal wrangling is complete, Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension agricultural law specialist Tiffany Lashmet said the makers of Xtendimax, Engenia and FeXapan could step back and refocus. “The registration challenged in the lawsuit was set to expire at the end of the year anyway. Maybe they’ll walk away from 2020 and say we’ll focus on our registration for 2021.” In an interview with the Red River Farm Network, Lashmet was asked about the future of these crop protection products. “I think this has to make you wonder going forward. Are pesticide products something with a big target on their back? I think these cases make it look like there are.”
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