(ND Ag Connection) – American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency asking EPA to allow farmers to use existing stocks of dicamba for the upcoming planting season. Earlier this week, a federal court in Arizona vacated the registration of three dicamba products, which are critically important tools for farmers in fighting resistant weeds.

“Many farmers have already made planting decisions to use dicamba-tolerant crop systems and have planned to use dicamba products in the very near future,” wrote President Duvall. “These farmers invested substantial sums in the dicamba-resistant seeds in reliance on EPA’s prior approval of dicamba on these crops. Without these products, not only are these substantial investments at risk, but farmers do not know how they will protect their crops.”