EU approves short-term glyphosate authorization

European Commissions decides to provide 18-month extension for widely used herbicide.

The European Commission will again extend authorization for the herbicide glyphosate for another 18 months. Without an extension, manufacturers would have needed to phase out products containing the herbicide within six months after the end of this month.

American Soybean Assn. (ASA) president and Greenwood, Del., soybean farmer Richard Wilkins noted in a statement that the announcement comes as only temporary relief for American farmers searching for certainty in the European mark

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