A farm supply company in northeast Missouri has settled a lawsuit filed by the EPA for illegally marketing a DuPont herbicide. The EPA had accused the Central Elevator company, based in Lincoln County, of selling Steadfast herbicide without written authorization. A state agriculture department inspector found that Central Elevator had been repackaging the herbicide to sell to its customers at facilities in Silex and Olney without required label and repackaging agreements with DuPont.
Central Elevator is paying about $12,500 in a civil penalty. DuPont has paid $15,600 as a penalty for not getting the paperwork done.
In a separate case, a company that runs a Kennett farm supply facility is paying almost $55,000 in civil penalties to settle a complaint from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPI says ADI Agronomy, Incorporated, violated Chemical Risk Management Programs eight times in its sales of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer. ADI does business in Kennett and in Arkansas as Ag Distributors.