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Farmers’ frustrations are mounting due to Enlist restrictions

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Farmers’ frustrations are mounting due to Enlist restrictions

A Western Corn Belt farmer says EPA restrictions on Enlist products create additional burdens for growers.

Clay Govier grows a variety of crops near Broken Bow in Central Nebraska and says some growers have few alternatives. “It raises a big question mark, doesn’t it? Even when you’re trying to make some pretty important decisions for your operation. It’s one of those decisions and regulations that makes no sense. “

The labels ban the use of Enlist Duo in 217 counties in 21 states and ban the use of Enlist One in 169 counties in 14 states for seven years to protect endangered species, pollinators and habitats and to limit drift.

Govier tells Brownfield that he will probably plant more tolerant soybeans in Dicamba. “I feel very sorry for the farmers who were planning to plant all the Enlist beans, because it adds more uncertainty in an already volatile year, so it’s really frustrating.”

Enlist One and Enlist Duo are banned in 32 counties in Nebraska, especially in the central part of the state.



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