Marshall Asks EPA to Make Dicamba Available for Farmers
WASHINGTON - Today I joined a bipartisan group of 31 of my House colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking him to issue new registrations for several dicamba weed control products so Kansas farmers can continue to utilize these important tools on their farms.
Earlier this year, the 9th Circuit Court vacated dicamba’s chemical registrations, making it illegal for farmers to use them. Worse yet, the ruling came in the middle of the growing season, leaving many producers with unsprayed or partially sprayed fields. A new registration by the EPA would allow farmers certainty as they begin planning for the 2021 growing season.
“When the courts issued their ruling in June, I immediately spoke up and began fighting for farmers to again have access to these vital weed management products,” said U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. “I am committed to helping our farmers safely and effectively utilize all weed management products to ensure that they can maintain productive farms and fields. Without the diacamba products, soybean, cotton, milo and other farmers will again be forced to look for alternatives, which will be more expensive and less accessible for producers in Kansas and across the country.”
You can read the full text of the letter HERE.