Comment Period Open On Weed Management Technologies

USDA is now accepting public comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Monsanto’s next generation dicamba-tolerant weed management technologies, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ Soybeans.

It is important that the USDA follow through on its commitment to U.S. farmers to conduct timely, science-based reviews of new technologies. Access to technology keeps U.S. agriculture productive, sustainable and globally competitive.

We encourage farmers, dealers and all stakeholders to make their voice heard and weigh in during the 45-day public comment period, now open until September 25.

To simplify the process of submitting comments, Monsanto has created a webpage with a tool to help individuals develop their letter. For convenience, individuals can either use the suggested draft as is, edit the suggested statements or develop a unique letter.

We encourage individuals to personalize this letter by describing their background and their need for new tools, such as Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ Soybeans, to control and manage weeds. Positive comments will help support the USDA’s determination to provide farmers the choice to plant these new technologies.

The Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System is designed to help maximize weed control through effective and sustainable weed management options. Pending regulatory approvals, the system will consist of dicamba- and glyphosate-tolerant soybean and cotton seed products, as well as enhanced, low-volatility dicamba and dicamba/glyphosate herbicide formulations. Visit the Roundup Ready PLUS website to learn more.