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More certainty needed in regulatory process for crop protection

The head of UPL North America David Elser says regulatory hurdles can make it challenging to provide new crop production technologies to farmers.

“We want to bring new products to the marketplace and when things slowdown in Washington D.C. due to uncertainty, that slows down being able to provide new technology to farmers,” he says. “A court ruling out of Arizona on dicamba caused more uncertainty earlier this year and EPA has said existing stocks can be used. Although we don’t have supply chain challenges, when those things happen, it revs up questions about predictability and consistency.”

Elser says he was in Washington D.C. having conservations with key lawmakers when the dicamba update was announced.

His question: “how do we bring a predictable system to the way we bring products to the marketplace all in the service of our customer, the farmer?”

Elser says UPL will continue to find ways to help farmers solve problems no matter the challenge. Hear the interview.

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