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Lawmakers ask EPA to be fair in atrazine review

Midwest lawmakers are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to be fair in its panel review of atrazine. In a letter sent on Friday, lawmakers asked for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Panel to meet in-person in August. Lawmakers said in-person provides higher quality discussions and better... Read More.

A scientific advisory panel will review atrazine changes

The Environmental Protection Agency is forming a Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel to review proposed label changes for atrazine later this summer. The nomination window for panelists closed on Monday. Last year, the EPA proposed changes to the broadleaf herbicide... Read More.

Proposed atrazine restrictions muddies waters for farmers

A Kansas farmer says proposed restrictions of atrazine could reverse advances producers have made in conservation. Rick Schlender tells Brownfield the input has improved several technologies like no-till farming by using sound science. “What rate are we using? I’ve worked in a water shed... Read More.

Wisconsin groundwater expert disagrees with EPA atrazine proposal

A Wisconsin hydrogeologist disagrees with EPA’s proposed atrazine restrictions. Ken Potrykus with the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection says the EPA is using outdated information and its current approach is wrong. “They want to lower the application rates and they... Read More.

Atrazine comment deadline is approaching

Friday is the last day for farmers to comment on EPA’s proposed revisions for atrazine. Tadd Nicholson, executive director of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, says it’s not too late to tell the EPA about the role the herbicide plays in farming... Read More.

Farm groups call on EPA’s Atrazine proposal

One month remains for farmers to comment on EPA’s proposed revisions for a commonly used herbicide. Michigan Farm Bureau’s John Kran tells Brownfield EPA’s proposal includes lowering the rates Atrazine can be used as well as implementing additional restrictions. “EPA’s own science advisory panel did... Read More.

Minnesota Corn speaks up about proposed atrazine rule

Commodity groups continue to express concern about a proposed rule that would limit the use of a commonly used herbicide. Minnesota Corn Growers Association executive director Adam Birr says EPA is looking to introduce a concentration of concern for atrazine at 3.4 ppb (parts per... Read More.