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Legislation to restrict treated seed advances in Minnesota House

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Legislation to further regulate certain seed treatments is advancing in the Minnesota House.

Minnesota Corn Growers Association president Richard Syverson says the bills involve seed treated with neonicotinoids (nee-oh-nick-eh-tih-noyds), a commonly used pesticide.

“The third (proposal) is probably the most problematic. This one would require certification of need before you could use treated seed.”

He tells Brownfield the proposals would put stricter regulations on seed treated with neonics than what the EPA has in place.

Legislation to restrict treated seed advances in Minnesota House