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Illinois instructed to stop use, sale and distribution of three dicamba products

The Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association is instructing Illinois farmers and retailers to immediately stop the use, sale and distribution of three dicamba products.

IFCA President Jean Payne tells Brownfield the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s legal counsel has looked through the US 9th Circuit Court ruling on dicamba and believe it clearly calls for these measures applying to Xtendimax, Engenia and FeXapan.

“This is a regulatory system that has been set up for decades to ensure food safety and public trust in how we use pesticides. So, I know people are frustrated with this, but ultimately these products can no longer legally be used on soybeans or cotton and so we really need to take that seriously.”

She asks that all members abide by the determination and help communicate the message and says information will be shared as it is received from the department and USEPA on the management of the products already in the supply chain.  

Interview with Jean Payne
  • As a former employee of both USDA and TAES it was evident that dicambia was not tested with the rigor other chemicals have been. Monsanto and Bayer sowed to the wind and have reaped the whirlwind .

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