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Flea Collar Report Offers Clues on Future Pesticide Regulations

Environmental groups have long sought to prohibit the use of organophosphates, particularly the agricultural insecticide chlorpyrifos. But TCVP also has been targeted in court as a risky chemical for children, who like to pet and hold flea collar-wearing animals.

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EPA’s McCarthy Say Farmers Need to Step Up on Environmental Issues

The Agriculture Department needs to convince farmers that it’s in their best interest to employ practices to counter climate change and curb farm runoff, while resolving other environmental issues, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said today. The message would be better received from USDA, than EPA, she added. The EPA needs[…]

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Regulatory Barriers Slow Innovation and Increase Costs

National Corn Growers Association Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on consolidation and competition in the U.S. seed and agrochemical industry. “These barriers slow down innovation and drive up the cost of seed and chemicals.” Read more

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