ND Delegation: EPA Approves Three Dicamba Registrations Through 2025

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved new five-year registrations for two dicamba products, XtendiMax and Egenia, and extended the registration of an addition dicamba product, Tavium Plus, until 2025.

“This is a welcome relief for producers, including North Dakota’s soybean growers, who have faced numerous challenges in recent months. This decision provides needed certainty, includes methods for improving environmental stewardship and ensures our farmers continue to have access to a tool they rely on to produce the food, fuel and fiber our nation needs.”

Following the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision earlier this year to vacate the registrations of three dicamba herbicides, the delegation worked with North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and the administration to develop a solution for producers. The EPA subsequently issued an order enabling applicators and growers to use existing stocks of the three affected dicamba products through July 2020. 

Today’s registrations provide long-term certainty to producers who rely on the products. At the same time, they include measures to ensure the products are used effectively while also protecting plants and animals not tolerant to dicamba.