As of Friday, June 5th, the Missouri Department of Agriculture released a statement that they have decided against the enforcement of the 9th Circuit Court’s decision to vacate the registration of the herbicide Dicamba produced by Monsanto/Bayer. (click here to see the full court ruling).
It is critical that anyone with concerns about its use and the potential affect it will have on native trees, fruit trees, native plant species, hemp and any crops that aren’t genetically modified to be resistant to dicamba, contact MDA Director Chris Chinn and let the MDA know your stance on this issue.
This affects more than Missouri farmers it potentially affects anyone living near a farm that uses Dicamba. The acres and people affected are presumably to be under reported because many people don’t know that the tell-tale sign of dicamba drift damage is leaf cupping.
If you are concerned and would like to help make a stand, the link below will allow you to be heard at the state level.
Click on the following link, which will pull up a pre-written email made out to Director Chinn and the MDA: https://tinyurl.com/ybbpe48n
There is a pre-written email for you to use but you may add a short, personalized message in the subject line if you choose.
Once you send the email to Director Chinn, please forward THIS email link ( https://tinyurl.com/ybbpe48n) to other people who may have concerns about Dicamba drift.
Time is critical and now is the time for you to make a difference for your state and let your voice be heard.