Appeals court rules EPA has 60 days to ban chlorpyrifos

· August 10, 2018

The EPA has 60 days to revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for the widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos.  On Thursday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the EPA had no justification for its 2017 order to maintain a tolerance for the pesticide, citing research that shows its residue on food causes neurodevelopmental […]

Washington wheat growers address burdensome pesticide bills

· February 5, 2018

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) understands public concern over unintended drift events, but says thanks to technological advancements in nozzle spray technology and chemical formulations, the vast majority of pesticide applications are done safely, with no adverse effects to the public. Several pesticide bills have been recently introduced in the 2018 Washington State […]

EPA chief met with Dow Chemical CEO ahead of chlorpyrifos decision

· June 28, 2017

This is proof that so much can be conveyed through perceptions alone. Just three weeks before the EPA declined to pursue a ban on the insecticide chlorpyrifos, agency chief Scott Pruitt and Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris were seen talking at a conference. That’s all it takes, and people will surely jump to their own […]

Texas House votes for more research on feral hog pesticide

· April 20, 2017

The first feral hog pesticide to be approved in the United States is now making headlines again. The Texas House voted 127-12  in favor of House Bill 3451, that would require a state agency or university to research before the use of the pesticide, Kaput Feral Hog Lure. In February, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller […]

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