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NOTICE:
OSU Extension-Perry County is currently CLOSED to the public. Staff are still reachable via phone (740-743-1602) and email.

 

Perry County OSU Extension

104 South Columbus Street
Somerset, OH 43783

(740) 743-1602 - Phone
(740) 743-1215 - Fax

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Email: goodrich.133@osu.edu

Website: www.perry.osu.edu

DICAMBA BATTLES CONTINUE: COURT ALLOWS DICAMBA USE

There was a great deal of action last Friday in the case that vacated the registrations of XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan dicamba-based products. Despite a barrage of court filings on Friday, however, nothing has changed the current legal status of the dicamba products in Ohio, and Ohio growers may use existing stocks of the products now but must end use by June 30, 2020.

 

DICAMBA BATTLES CONTINUE: COURT ALLOWS DICAMBA USE

 

Farm Office Blog

Dicamba battles continue: court allows dicamba use

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Written by Peggy Kirk Hall, Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Law

 

There was a great deal of action last Friday in the case that vacated the registrations of XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan dicamba-based products.  Despite a barrage of court filings on Friday, however, nothing has changed the current legal status of the dicamba products in Ohio, and Ohio growers may use existing stocks of the products now but must end use by June 30, 2020.

 

Here’s a rundown of the orders that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued in the case last Friday:

  • The court denied the emergency motion that the petitioners (National Family Farm Coalition, Center for Food Safety, Center for Biological Diversity, and Pesticide Action Network North America) filed on June 13.  That motion asked the court to enforce its previous mandate to vacate the registrations, to prevent any further use of the products, and to hold the EPA in contempt for issuing the Cancellation Order the agency had made that allowed continued use of existing stocks of the products.  The court did not provide its reasoning for denying the motion.
  • The court granted amicus curiae (friend of the court) status to CropLife America and American Farm Bureau (representing  itself as well as national soybean, cotton, wheat, corn and sorghum association interest.)  Those parties filed their amicus curiae briefs in support of the EPA’s Cancellation Order and in opposition to the petitioners' emergency motion.
  • The court granted also emergency motions to intervene in the case filed by BASF Corporation, maker of Engenia, and DuPont (Corteva) , maker of FeXapan.   The companies argued that they did not know that the  scope of the court’s order on Bayer's XtendiMax product registration would also affect their dicamba product registrations and they should now be permitted an opportunity to defend their products.
  • BASF filed a motion asking the court to recall the court's mandate that had cancelled the registrations of the products, claiming that the court had not followed appropriate procedural rules.  In its brief, BASF also suggested that te company would be filing petitions for rehearing since BASF had not had an opportunity to be heard when the court vacated the registration of its Engenia product.
  • The court ordered the original petitioners to file a brief in response to BASF’s motion to recall the mandate by June 23, and for BASF to reply to that brief by June 24.

 

The companies that make the dicamba products clearly intend to challenge the vacatur of their product registrations, even though the EPA's Cancellation Order allows continued use of existing stocks of the products until July 30, 2020.   This dicamba battle is not yet over, and we'll keep you posted on new developments.

 

Read our previous posts on the court's vacatur in National Family Farm Coalition here, on the EPA's Cancellation Order here, and on the Ohio Department of Agriculture's ruling on use of the products in Ohio here.

What is OSU Extension?

 

What is OSU Extension?

 

What is OSU Extension?

NOTICE:
OSU Extension-Perry County is currently CLOSED to the public. Staff are still reachable via phone (740-743-1602) and email.

Perry County OSU Extension

104 South Columbus Street
Somerset, OH 43783

(740) 743-1602 - Phone
(740) 743-1215 - Fax

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Email: goodrich.133@osu.edu

Website: www.perry.osu.edu

 

What is OSU Extension?

Perry County OSU Extension Reopening

OSU Extension Perry County will be reopening Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Limited hours, and by appointment only.

 

Perry County OSU Extension Reopening

 

Perry County OSU Extension Reopening

 

OSU Extension Perry County will be reopening Tuesday June 9th at 8:00 a.m. Limited hours, and by appointment only. Visitors will be expected to wear a mask upon entering the building. The backdoor will be unlocked for you prior to your scheduled appointment time and we ask that only one person enter the building per appointment. Social distancing protocol will be followed and the office will be sanitized after each visit.  For your safety and ours all OSU Extension employees are required to wear a mask while in the building.

 

Perry County OSU Extension

104 South Columbus Street
Somerset, OH 43783

(740) 743-1602 - Phone
(740) 743-1215 - Fax

Office Hours: by appointment only

Email: goodrich.133@osu.edu

Website: www.perry.osu.edu

Perry County OSU Extension Reopening

 

 

 

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Blood Drive Somerset American Legion Post 58, Thursday, August 13, 2020 Aug 13, 2020 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM — American Legion Post 58 - 107 East Gay St, Somerset, OH 43783
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