Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding Court Ruling Banning Dicamba Application
LINCOLN, NEB. – “The recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court effectively banning the application of three major dicamba crop protection products in the middle of the crop growing season is not only irresponsible, but disrespectful to farmers who made seed choices, planting decisions, and herbicide purchases months ago based on the understanding they would have access to these important herbicides. It is a travesty that the court chose to act now, mere days away from the limited window in which farmers would be applying these products. Nebraska Farm Bureau is committed to working to find a solution to help those farmers who find themselves harmed by this poorly timed decision.”
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 58,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.