Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association Executive Director Harrison Weber is pleased with 8th Circuit Court decision on chlorpyrifos, but remains cautious. “It’s definitely a win for us, but there are a lot of hoops yet that need to be jumped through,” said Weber. “A lot of things have happened in over the course of the last two years when this whole process kind of began. There’s certain registrations that have lapsed and there’s certain registrants that have voluntarily pulled their registration.” An appeal is possible, but Weber feels the unanimous decision by the three-panel judges offers confidence on that possiblity. Farmers are being asked to take a wait-and-see approach. “I know there are a number of producers that were holding onto it and that’s fantastic but just wait until we give you the green light to go out there and apply it.”
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