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Carrie Muehling

  • EPA is issuing seven-year registrations for two herbicide products, Enlist Duo and Enlist One, to ensure growers have access to effective pesticide tools for the 2022 growing season. The new product labels, which incorporate robust control measures to protect non-target plants and animals, meet Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) standards and comply with the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
  • Groups representing agricultural growers, retailers, landscaping, and golf course professionals responded with strong support for continued access to glyphosate following Monday’s oral arguments in litigation regarding the registration of glyphosate. The 10 groups are all parties in the case supporting glyphosate’s continued registration. Glyphosate remains one of the safest, most effective tools growers, landscapers, golf course professionals and other users have to manage economically-damaging weeds and maintain important conservation practices.
  • BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty Ag products, has acquired a majority interest in Talc USA. Based in Page, North Dakota, Talc USA develops, manufactures and markets talc-based and related AG products that increase plant yield and improve soil health.
  • GROWMARK, Inc. is now the sole owner and operator of AgriVisor, LLC, a full-service agricultural risk management and marketing services firm. This comes after GROWMARK purchased Illinois Agricultural Association’s ownership interest in AgriVisor on December 30, 2021.
  • The recipient of the 2021 Cotton Genetics Research Award was announced in the 2022 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference — Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy, noted scientist and professor in North Carolina State University’s Crop & Soil Sciences Department.
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