An agreement for the weedkiller’s maker to pay more than $10 billion to end litigation may not get court approval.
Bayer has reached a $400 million settlement with farmers whose crops have been damaged by drift from the herbicide dicamba, the company announced Wednesday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defended its decision to allow farmers to continue to spray a recently banned herbicide through July 31 in a court filing on Tuesday evening.
Forest health experts said trees are being damaged from Indiana to Kansas, from North Dakota to Arkansas.
The Trump administration announced on Monday that farmers will be able to continue to spray dicamba through July 31, an apparent rejection of a federal court ruling issued last week.
Soybean and cotton farmers, pesticide applicators and agriculture officials across the country scrambled for guidance after a federal court ruling to ban the popular pesticide dicamba this week.
The Environmental Protection Agency broke the law in approving agricultural weedkilling products sold by Bayer and two other chemical giants, ignoring clear evidence that the new herbicides would cause widespread damage to crops, a federal court has ruled.
Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.
With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.
The pandemic has put public health officials in a perilous place—caught between the common good and the often-toxic American drive for personal freedom.