Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen has been meeting with the EPA to determine the next steps for dicamba use in 2022. “In Minnesota, we want to make a decision on dicamba and announce it by December 1. We want the EPA to make changes so we have our own label. We’re not able to do that right now without work within the EPA,” says Petersen. “The June 30 cutoff date did not work this year for some parts of Minnesota. We need the EPA to work with us.” The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is currently investigating 131 dicamba complaints, with an additional 166 reports of alleged dicamba damage that have not requested an investigation. The dicamba complaints from 2021 are more than double the amount of complaints from 2020.
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