California Court Rules on Chlorpyrifos

A federal court in California gave the Environmental Protection Agency two choices on chlorpyrifos. The agency has 60 days to write a new rule to allow for the safe use of the insecticide, or it can halt all food residue tolerances of chlorpyrifos, which would basically ban most uses of the product. The Ninth Circuit […]

Court Rejects Prop 12 Challenge in California

The North American Meat Institute’s challenge to California’s Prop 12 is unsuccessful once again. Earlier this week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the institute’s challenge to the California 2018 ballot initiative that imposes new standards for animal housing. The court decision confirms an initial judgment in October. Roughly 63% of California voters approved […]

Judge: Idaho Fish And Wildlife Can Continue Road Checks

A U.S. District Court judge ruled last week Idaho fish and wildlife officials can continue setting up checkpoint stations to stop all vehicles to enforce hunting and fishing regulations. In his ruling, the judge dismissed Steve Tanner’s lawsuit seeking to ban the roadblocks. Tanner, who wasn’t hunting or fishing, was arrested and cited in late […]

Ag Retailers Want EPA Clarification on Dicamba Order

The Agricultural Retailers Association and the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives are asking the EPA for clarification on dicamba. Earlier this week, the EPA issued a cancellation order on the use and distribution of dicamba products. The EPA says under the order that farmers or applicators with existing stocks of dicamba may apply the herbicide […]

EPA Disappointed in Court Ruling, Retailers Call for Immediate Stay

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler voiced disappointment in a court decision to vacate registrations for three dicamba herbicides. Wheeler said of the ruling, “The 2020 growing season is well underway, and this creates an undue burden for our first conservationists – farmers.” Last week, the 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals vacated the registration for dicamba herbicides […]

AFBF: Dicamba Decision Hits Farmers At Bad Time

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated the registrations of three Dicamba-based herbicides, one each from BASF, Corteva, and Bayer. Allison Crittenden, director of Congressional Relations with the American Farm Bureau, says these kinds of court decisions often hit farmers at the worst possible times. “We’re confident in saying farmers have the utmost respect […]

Mexican Vets Will Appeals Case To 9th Circuit

A group of Mexican veterinarians who recently lost a lawsuit they filed against an Idaho dairy under human trafficking laws say they’ll appeal the case to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  Attorneys for the veterinarians filed the notice of appeal in Boise’s U.S. District Court on Monday.   U.S. District Judge David Nye […]