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Hundreds Cheer New WOTUS Proposal in Tennessee

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Wheeler and Perdue Outline Proposal That Would Bring Certainty to Farmers, Business Owners and the American Public. Four hundred Tennessee farmers, ranchers, small business owners and other stakeholders came to the Wilson County Exposition Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, recently to hear Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler highlight the new Trump Administration proposal redefining the “waters of the United ... Read More »

EPA Announces Changes To Dicamba Registration

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On Oct. 31, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. This action was input from and extensive collaboration between EPA, state regulators, farmers, academic researchers, pesticide manufacturers and other stakeholders. “EPA understands that ... Read More »

Industry News For July 2018

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Environmental Protection Agency Awards $2 Million In Water Quality Grants In a check presentation ceremony held recently on the banks of the Big Sunflower River in Coahoma County, Mississippi, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (center) presented checks totaling $2 million to improve water quality and crop production in the Mississippi River Basin. From left, Pruitt is joined by EPA Region 7 ... Read More »

Unwarranted Targeting

For several years, the National Cotton Council has been engaged in activities involving honeybee health decline. Although pesticides are but one of multiple contributing factors that scientists have identified for this decline, these plant protection products are receiving unjustified attention. By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO What is the major concern? In March, a group of beekeepers and activists filed suit ... Read More »

New Truck And Tractor Rules Put Burden On California

If you all are wondering what the implications of this current Federal administration might be, California could give you an idea of just how bad things are. It was only a year ago that cotton gins in California finished replacing or retrofitting their propane forklifts to reduce air pollution. Now, the next air quality regulation is kicking in to full ... Read More »

Four More Years – What’s In Store For Us?

There are a lot of different opinions regarding what the President’s second term will look like, and they vary considerably. Depending on who you talk to, our country could be something between the Garden of Eden and the Apocalypse at the end of the four-year period. Without commenting on the overall picture, we have been looking closely at the regulatory ... Read More »