Enlist technology advances in USDA regulatory process
Dow AgroSciences also heard from stakeholders closer to home: farm moms.
“I wear many hats in my life,” says Emily Mohn from Minnesota. “I’m a mom, an emergency medical technician, a farm wife, a friend. Given my many roles, it gives me peace of mind to know that Dow AgroSciences has extensively researched Enlist, and is helping farmers learn how to manage it properly.”
USDA will open comment period on Enlist
USDA recently moved the Enlist corn and soybean traits to the next step in the regulatory process by announcing the availability of the DEIS. According to USDA, on January 10 there will be a notice in the Federal Register announcing the opening of a comment period for the DEIS. The comment period is an opportunity for growers and others to provide input on the Enlist corn and soybean traits as USDA conducts its review.
“Comment periods are a key way for farmers to make their voices heard in the regulatory process,” says Bart Schott, former president, National Corn Growers Association. “I would absolutely encourage growers to tell the USDA farmers need access to new technology like Enlist. Technology enables us to compete in the global economy.”
Pending regulatory approvals, Dow AgroSciences expects to launch Enlist corn and soybeans in 2015, with cotton to follow.
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