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Corteva to halt chlorpyrifos production by year’s end

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Corteva Agriscience will stop manufacturing chlorpyrifos insecticide by the end of the year, the company said Feb. 6. The announcement follows California’s phase-out of the product, which has been linked to reduced IQs and attention disorders in children. Effective Feb. 6, retailers in California will no longer be able to sell chlorpyrifos. Growers can still use the product through Dec. ... Read More »

EPA, Army Deliver On Promise Of New WOTUS Definition

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James recently announced a new definition for “waters of the United States.” With the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, the EPA and the Army delivered on President Donald Trump’s promise to finalize a revised definition for WOTUS that protects the nation’s navigable waters from pollution ... Read More »

New paraquat handling, training requirements take effect

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 • By Jason Bond and Ben Lawrence • The Environmental Protection Agency mandated manufacturers to update their paraquat labels by Nov. 14 with new safety, handling and training requirements. Key Points to Remember: • Purchasers, applicators, mixers, loaders, or tank cleaners of herbicide products containing paraquat must be certified applicators. • Purchasers, applicators, mixers, loaders, or tank cleaners must complete ... Read More »

EPA Paraquat Requirements Spotlight Closed Transfer Systems

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The liquid herbicide paraquat is widely used throughout North America as an effective herbicide and pre-harvest crop defoliant but can be fatal if accidentally ingested in small quantities as well as cause eye damage and irritation to skin. In response to the risks associated with paraquat, the Environmental Protection Agency has already pursued significant manufacturer labeling and training changes. For ... Read More »

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 »