ISG responds to dicamba decision

June 5, 2020

 

BLOOMINGTON – The Illinois Soybean Growers issued the following statement in response to the 9th Circuit’s decision regarding overturned dicamba registration approval:
 
Soybean farmers have been met with yet another hardship with the sudden announcement regarding the popular product, dicamba, which impacts all farmers using ENGENIA®, FEXAPAN® and XTENDIMAX® herbicides. This decision could not come at a more detrimental time for soybean farmers who have nearly completed putting the 2020 soybean crop in the ground.
 
Illinois farmers have always been advocates for the safe use of new technology. They have proven to be conscientious users of the product who have taken precautions and completed the required education needed to use dicamba. We stand with our fellow soybean states in advocating for our soybean farmers during this time and getting information out in an appropriate fashion.
 
We will learn more in the coming days and ISG will continue to provide updates to Illinois farmers on the issue. Illinois state ag groups are working closely and collaboratively at this time to provide clarity on the dicamba ruling. If you have any questions, please reach out to ilsoy@ilsoy.org.
 
Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is a membership organization serving more than 43,000 Illinois soybean growers. ISG provides advocacy in Springfield and Washington, D.C., to promote the interests of Illinois soybean farmers and programs that enhance soybean production and demand. Voice for Soy, the online action center supported by ISG, allows growers to easily connect with legislators and regulators to advocate for Illinois agriculture. For more information about ISG, visit the website www.ilsoygrowers.com.

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