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    http://farmfutures.com/story-monsanto-dupont-annouce-dicamba-agreement-

  • #2
    There's an interesting story on dicamba drift here at Agweb. I believe my neighbor used dicamba on his beans. Luckily the damage to my beans appears to be miniscule.

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    • #3
      yupe, there will be those who refuse to follow laws, rules, labels, or directions...and make a mess for the rest.

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      • #4
        We need to eliminate the EPA and let corporations do as they wish. Yes, dicamba does sometimes drift for miles but I've heard that it is even better than Vick's Vaporub if one has a scratchy throat. If there is damage to each other's crops, we farmers can settle that. We all have guns.

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        • #5
          How can someone be so uptight about a few hundred farmers breaking the law wanting the epa to jump on their azzes,but can't wrap his brain around 12,000,000 people hereally illegally with laws in place to deport them but won't let law enforcement jump on them to send them home?
          Don't get tripped by what's behind you

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          • #6
            flying, Obama has deported RECORD numbers of them, but 12 million is a LOT of people. What do you think? Should we greatly expand law enforcement personnel and have them search every home and business? Starting with yours, of course.

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            • #7
              Family has been on this place since 1854 yes before minnesota was a state so I'm not worried about illegal aliens in the family.
              Don't get tripped by what's behind you

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              • #8
                Wow, flying, your family has been on your farm even a few years longer than mine. At any rate, I think we both got lucky on where we were born. The thing is though, you or I could hide some illegals at our farms if we wanted to. If we want to get serious about deporting 12 million then we should do a thorough search. I think they should do businesses in the daytime and homes at night. That is the best solution for actually catching them without wasting lots of time. It is also safest for law enforcement if they come in fully armed. I realize it would frighten a lot of folks, but it is the most cost effective way to truly take care of that problem.
                Kinghere, sorry if I caused you too much misery, but politics are always on my brain. I do not know if it is a curse or a blessing.

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                • #9
                  In this case with Ff, blessing, less sex or chance or reproduction...

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                  • #10
                    Well I'm half German and half Kentuckian - so where will they deport me too ? KY or Germany - lol

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                    • #11
                      You can get rom Ken*uckyy easiest...

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                      • #12
                        Nah we practice the 3 S's. SHOOT SHOVEL SHUT-UP
                        Don't get tripped by what's behind you

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                        • #13
                          EPA issues advisory on dicamba misuse

                          By EPA August 12, 2016 ----------------------------the rift is just going to grow from here-------------------------------dave

                          EPA and state agencies have received an unusually high number of reports of crop damage that appear related to misuse of herbicides containing the active ingredient dicamba. Investigations into the alleged misuse are ongoing. This Compliance Advisory is intended to provide information on the agricultural and compliance concerns raised by these incidents.

                          Compliance Concerns Based on cropping patterns and the number of acres of non-resistant crops adversely affected, extension experts across the country believe that illegal use of dicamba products on adjacent or nearby dicamba-resistant cotton and soybean crops caused the observed crop damage. The EPA has not registered any dicamba herbicides for application at planting or over the top of growing cotton or soybean plants, including crops genetically modified to tolerate dicamba. Therefore, any application of a dicamba product during the growing seasons of cotton or soybean crops is unlawful under FIFRA. Unlawful applications of dicamba products can result in residues on harvested crops and affect the yields of non-target crops.

                          Agricultural Concerns To date, the Missouri Department of Agriculture has received approximately 117 complaints alleging misuse of pesticide products containing dicamba. Missouri growers estimate that more than 42,000 acres of crops have been adversely affected. These growers have reported damage on a number of crops including peaches, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, rice, cotton, peas, peanuts, alfalfa, and soybeans. Similar complaints alleging misuse of dicamba products have been received by Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

                          What is Dicamba? Dicamba is an active ingredient contained in certain herbicides. Herbicides containing dicamba are registered for uses in agriculture, residential areas, and other sites to address broadleaf weeds and woody plants. Current registrations for use on cotton and soybeans are restricted to preplant and postharvest burndown applications. The product labels for these herbicides specify this restriction.

                          Regulatory Scheme Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA regulates the sale, distribution, and use of pesticides in the United States. When certain criteria are met, states also have regulatory authority. Under FIFRA, the label on a pesticide package or container and the accompanying instructions are a key part of pesticide regulation. The label provides critical information about how to safely handle and use the pesticide product to avoid harm to human health and the environment. Further, the use of a pesticide in a manner that is inconsistent with the use directions on the label (i.e. a “misuse” of the pesticide) is a violation of FIFRA.

                          These violations can result in federal and state enforcement actions. EPA enforcement actions may include, but are not limited to, assessing civil and criminal penalties. This spring, EPA issued a proposal to register dicamba to control weeds in cotton and soybean that have been genetically engineered to tolerate dicamba. EPA is currently evaluating the comments received during the comment period as well as information obtained from current investigations of crop damage related to the use of dicamba to inform a final decision.

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