EPA Still Evaluating Dicamba Products

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency continues to evaluate dicamba products, according to Administrator Michael Regan.

At the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) annual meeting this week, Regan said they are still receiving and analyzing new incident information and are taking steps to better understand the nature and severity of any reports since the Trump administration approved the use of dicamba for five more years in October 2020. “EPA has been engaging with stakeholders to learn more about reports of adverse incidents in the 2021 growing season,” said Regan, noting that EPA has held listening sessions on the topic this summer.

Earlier this month, EPA notified registrants of the products containing dicamba that they are required to report any adverse effects of the pesticide to EPA.

NASDA21 EPA Administrator Michael Regan on Dicamba (2:14)

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