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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller: Dicamba still available for use in Texas

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 5, 2020
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller released a response to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s ruling vacating three registrations of the herbicide dicamba.
Sid Miller
Commissioner   Sid Miller
“For the farmers in Texas, I want to be clear: I’ve got your back. Dicamba is still available for use in Texas as currently labeled and will continue to be so until someone tells us to stop. In this difficult time, the last thing Texas farmers need is more uncertainty.”

Topics: Texas Dicamba

“The Ninth Circuit ruling on dicamba is already spurring very significant confusion and chaos among soybean and cotton growers and applicators here in Texas, who were intending to apply the herbicide today, tomorrow and over the coming weeks. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can and should provide clarity as soon as possible by announcing that it plans to take further administrative action, and then doing so.”

“On behalf of the farmers in my state, I respectfully request that EPA issue an existing stocks order to provide appropriate guidance to farmers and applicators and request a Section 18 Emergency Use for these products for Texas farmers.