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EPA Eases Pesticide Applicators Rule Implementation After State Criticism

EPA plans to ease the implementation schedule for its imminent final rule strengthening training requirements for applicators of restricted use pesticides (RUPs), after state regulators warned the burdens associated with implementing the proposed version of the rule would prompt many states to end their certification programs.

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Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Eliminating Unnecessary NPDES Permits

from the Agricultural Retailers Association Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 953) and U.S. Senate (S. 340) that would clarify that federal law does not require the redundant and unfairly burdensome National Polluntant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for already regulated pesticide applications.  Click[…]

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First Case of Deadly Citrus Disease Confirmed in Alabama

A scourge that has ravaged Florida’s citrus industry for more than a decade appears to have finally found its way to Alabama as federal and state plant health officials have confirmed the identification of citrus greening (aka, HLB) in leaf and insect samples from a residential property on Dauphin Island[…]

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