This past week, the Environmental Protection Agency released reports on off-target dicamba injury, but offered no decision on what will happen with dicamba use in 2022. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the EPA kicked the can down the road and shifted responsibilities to the states. “Some of the things they cited don’t seem to make sense; there were all of these reports out of North Dakota, yet, they don’t seem to be factual.” After investigating a number of complaints this past year, drought was a significant issue. “That’s not to say everything was drought, there were a few things that were off-target and not all of those were dicamba related,” Goehring told RRFN. “It’s unfortunate that they took this approach, we were in the dark for so long and in the 11th hour they dump this.” Goehring says North Dakota will work with industry stakeholders on the dicamba labeling issue.
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