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US court delays glyphosate hearing

A US federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits brought by cancer victims against Monsanto has granted the company's request to delay a hearing on the potential carcinogenicity of glyphosate herbicide.
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Enviros oppose delay of ESA assessments

Environmentalists are urging a federal court to reject US President Trump administration's request for an additional two years to complete recommendations on how to safeguard endangered species from legal uses of three organophosphate insecticides.

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US state of Missouri moves to limit dicamba use

The US state of Missouri is imposing new restrictions on dicamba herbicides that are more stringent than federal rules, including bans on summer-time spraying.

United States Herbicides & PGRs

Albaugh to launch two HT wheat varieties in 2018

The US agrochemical and specialty chemical company, Albaugh (Ankeny, Iowa), is to launch in 2018 the first two varieties based on the herbicide-tolerant wheat production system, CoAxium.
United States Input Traits

USDA unsure of path forward for GMO rule revision

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has yet to decide when or if it will try again to revise its genetically modified organisms regulations.
United States USDA

US farm groups/Monsanto challenge California glyphosate listing

US farm groups and Monsanto have sued California in federal court in a bid to reverse the state's decision to add glyphosate herbicide to its list of cancer-causing chemicals.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

USDA seeks applicants for methyl bromide transition grants

The USDA’s national institute of food and agriculture (NIFA) is to fund research on “environmentally friendly” pesticides and other strategies to replace the fumigant, methyl bromide.

United States USDA

US Democrats press USDA for clear GMO labelling

US Democrat party Senators are urging the USDA to craft clear “consumer-friendly” genetically modified organism disclosure rules.
United States USDA

US Trump administration requests more time for ESA assessments

The US Trump administration has asked a federal court for an additional two years to complete recommendations intended to protect endangered species from legal uses of three organophosphate insecticides.

United States Policy & Regulation

US NGOs wary of Bayer takeover of Monsanto

US environmentalists and consumer advocates are trying to rally opposition to Bayer's proposed acquisition of Monsanto.
United States Bayer Crop Science

US EPA searching for "greater certainty" about chlorpyrifos safety

US EPA pesticide officials have defended the decision to abandon a 2016 plan to ban chlorpyrifos insecticide. 
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US FDA considers ways to educate public on GMO benefits

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week held the first of two public meetings to gather advice about how to spend $3 million to promote the benefits of agricultural biotechnology.

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