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EPA-Re-Registers Dicamba Products

Nebraska Farm Bureau applauded this week’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve new five-year registrations for two dicamba products, while extending the registration of an additional dicamba product. “The decision will ensure these products are available for use by farmers during the 2021 growing season and beyond. Nebraska Farm Bureau has been a strong advocate for re-registration to ensure farmers continue to have crop protection options. We thank EPA Administrator Wheeler for making this announcement in a timely fashion as many farmers are in the process of making decisions about herbicide purchases for the upcoming year,” said Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson. EPA approved new registrations for two “over-the-top” (OTT) dicamba products—XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology and Engenia Herbicide—and extended the registration for an additional OTT dicamba product, Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology. These registrations are only for use on dicamba-tolerant (DT) cotton and soybeans and will expire in 2025. All three registrations include new control measures. Full details HERE.

Battle Ground States and Counties to Watch

Through a series of articles, we call The State, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Advocacy and Political Affairs team is providing analysis related to “the state of” various aspects of the 2020 campaign season, including the race for the White House and key elections around the country. Follow the series and get an inside scoop on which states, and counties will turn red and blue on election night. Read more HERE.

Projecting Agriculture Policy Impacts from the Elections

The American Farm Bureau has put together projections for how agriculture policy could be impacted by differing results on election night. What does a second-term Trump administration look like for agriculture? What could farmers and ranchers expect under a Biden administration and a Democrat led House and Senate? Check out the American Farm Bureau analysis HERE.

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