01 Sep Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association coordinates coalition letter to EPA on dicamba registration
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) organized a coalition of crop production stakeholders and sent a letter to United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler regarding timely consideration and approval of registration of dicamba herbicide product labels yesterday afternoon.
As new formulation dicamba products, when applied in accordance with the label directions and in conjunction with dicamba-tolerant trait crops, have been used effectively in the production of soybeans and cotton in Kansas, stakeholders in production agriculture wrote to the EPA urging expedited agency action on the issuance of new registrations.
The groups included KARA, Kansas Soybean Association, Kansas Cotton Association, Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Association of Conservation Districts, Kansas Cooperative Council, Kansas Grain and Feed Association and Renew Kansas Biofuels Association.
“Members of our coalition of Kansas agricultural stakeholder organizations are requesting the timely consideration and approval of registration of dicamba herbicide product labels that include directions for over-the-top, post-emergent application on dicamba-tolerant crops,” KARA President and CEO Ron Seeber said. “As crop rotation and input decisions for next year are being made by agricultural producers right now, we urge the agency to issue new registrations for these products as soon as possible.”