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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Reversing Course- EPA Expands Use of Enlist Products to 134 Additional Counties for the 2022 Growing Season
About Face!!! That is what happened on Tuesday as the EPA has taken a deep breath- and has reversed a controversial labeling of Corteva's Enlist One and Enlist Duo. The Agency was picking and choosing which counties they were going to allow the products to be used in across nine states- including Oklahoma.

But in a letter to Corteva- the EPA now says "The amendment approved through this letter removes use prohibitions in certain counties in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas."

The letter and the revised label for the products can be seen by clicking on the PDF file at the bottom of this story.

Congressman Frank Lucas and several of his colleagues were loudly complaining to the EPA over the uneven handling of this labeling process- click here for their comments from earlier this week- and you can go back six weeks to Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur's letter that also complained of how farmers in many Oklahoma counties were going to be kicked to the curb and not allowed to use the products.

Congressman Lucas offers this statement after word surfaced that EPA had reversed course:

“The EPA’s decision to expand the use of Enlist products to include all of Oklahoma’s counties is extremely welcome news and gives our farmers and agriculture community the certainty they deserve this upcoming growing season,” said Congressman Lucas. “Oklahoma’s farmers prepare months and months in advance for growing seasons, with many purchasing the equipment, fertilizer, and herbicide they need to help feed our communities well before they harvest their previous crop.

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