Even though it feels like the previous farm bill just passed, you should know work is already underway to assemble ideas for policy or program changes for the next one. Most provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014 expire on Oct. 1, 2018.
Effective December 15, 2017, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding chlorpyrifos (CAS No. 2921-88-2) and n-hexane (CAS No. 110-54-3) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Read moreRead More »
EPA has banned the use of 72 inert chemicals as ingredients in pesticide formulations, acting in response to a decade-old petition from environmental and public health groups who asked the agency to label nearly 400 such ingredients on the packages, and later sued the agency for failing to act. The[…]Read More »