Regarding dicamba use in 2022, North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is telling farmers to stay tuned. “I have no idea what EPA will come out with next. If they’ll continue, cancel or put new tools on the table, I still believe this comes down to letting us manage dicamba-tolerant crops like we manage other crops.” Goehring thinks dicamba will be available next year, “but that doesn’t resolve and address our issues out here. We need the label changed.” An EPA spokesperson said the agency is extremely concerned about the number of crop damage reports this past year. North Dakota has nine formal dicamba complaints, a slight decline from the 11 complaints filed in 2020. Minnesota had nearly 300 dicamba-related complaints this year.
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