On Tuesday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new five-year registration for two dicamba products, plus an extended registration for a third dicamba-based herbicide.
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EPA Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler made the announcement during an event at Cromley Farms, a sixth-generation family farm in Brooklet, Georgia.
“This announcement is a victory for cotton farmers in Georgia and across the cotton belt,” said Georgia Cotton Commission Chairman Bart Davis, a cotton farmer from Colquitt County. “Dicamba is a major tool for farmers to address our most problematic pests. The continued availability of dicamba is also essential in our continued efforts to prove the sustainability of our industry.”
The event was hosted by Cromley Farms, the family farm of brothers Lee, a GCC Director, and Charley Cromley.
“This announcement being made in Georgia shows that Georgia’s farmers have been fantastic stewards of this technology,” said Lee Cromley when asked about Administrator Wheeler coming to Bulloch County.