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Growers Disappointed Supreme Court Decides Not to Hear Glyphosate Case

Dan Pest/Pest Control, Regulation

Agriculture groups expressed disappointment regarding a Supreme Court decision denying consideration of the case Monsanto v. Hardeman, which pertains to state glyphosate health warnings. A coalition of groups issued a joint statement regarding the decision Tuesday, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, and National Cotton Council. The joint …

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Farm Groups Defend Glyphosate Reregistration

Dan General, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — A coalition of commodity groups seeks to block a challenge that would toss out the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to reregister glyphosate. The group filed a joint motion to intervene on April 20 in the case to support EPA’s decision. The Natural Resources Defense Council is challenging the reregistration approval. Glyphosate is one of the most widely used …

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Secretary Perdue Statement on Vietnam’s Ban on the Importation of Glyphosate

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) that Vietnam will ban the importation of glyphosate: “We are disappointed in Vietnam’s decision to ban glyphosate, a move that will have devastating impacts on global agricultural production. As I’ve often said, if we’re going to …

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Glyphosate Discussed by Perdue in Washington

Dan Environment

We’ve all heard about the various lawsuits claiming glyphosate causes cancer, with two of those cases recently seeing juries awarding large amounts to those who had filed suits against the product Roundup. Bayer just announced they’ve released more than 100 studies on the safety profile of glyphosate, which includes crop protection safety studies as part of being more transparent following their acquisition …

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Bayer Takes Market Hit from Glyphosate Ruling

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

The first day of trading following a jury ruling against Monsanto pushed shares of Bayer down 12 percent. Monsanto, recently acquired by Bayer, was ordered to pay $289 million as part of a lawsuit alleging glyphosate causes cancer. While Bayer says the verdict is “at odds with the weight of scientific evidence,” the ruling by a California Jury claimed glyphosate, …

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Brazilian Judge Suspends Glyphosate Use

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

A Brazilian judge has suspended the use of products containing glyphosate. The federal judge halted new registrations of products containing glyphosate and will suspend existing registrations while the Brazilian government reevaluates the toxicity of glyphosate products, according to Reuters. The decision, however, could face several appeals. Brazil’s public health agency, as well as the Agriculture Ministry, have announced plans to …

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First Monsanto Cancer Trial Begins

Dan Industry News Release

A trial is underway this week in California as witnesses will begin to testify in the first case alleging that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer causes cancer. Politico says Lee Johnson, a groundskeeper for a California school district, alleges that years of spraying hundreds of gallons of the product caused him to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer. Opening statements …

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Federal Judge Rules Against California’s Glyphosate Labeling Requirement

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

The national agriculture coalition fighting against California’s false and misleading Prop 65 labeling requirement for glyphosate picked up another win in court. U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb upheld the preliminary injunction prohibiting the state from enforcing the requirement until the court issues a final ruling on the matter. The California Attorney General had filed a motion to lift the …

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Study Finds Breakthrough in Glyphosate Resistance Research

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Research

Kansas State University researchers have discovered how weeds develop resistance to glyphosate, which researchers say could have broad future implications in agriculture. Researchers say they found how weeds have evolved resistance to glyphosate over a short period of time. The research shows resistance to glyphosate in Palmer amaranth “appears to have occurred very rapidly.” Researchers say glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth plants …

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EU Grants Glyphosate License Renewal

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

After two years of dispute, the European Union (EU) has extended the license for glyphosate for five years. Representatives from a majority of the EU’s 28 nations approved the five-year license renewal of glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world. The unexpected move unblocked a two-year deadlock after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer …