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EPA Granted Chlorpyrifos Rehearing

The EPA will get another hearing on a federal court’s 2018 order to ban all chlorpyrifos registrations, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted the agency an en banc hearing in an order handed down on Wednesday in San Francisco.

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in a new lawsuit is seeking to vacate dozens of EPA pesticide registrations, arguing that the agency violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in approving the products containing certain neonicotinoids without consulting with federal wildlife officials on potential risks to endangered species. The suit,[…]

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Secretary Perdue Announces USDA Improvements for Customer Service & Efficiency

USDA is seeking public comments on the proposed reorganization intended to “… strengthen customer service and improve efficiencies at USDA by taking the following actions: Merging the Center for Nutrition and Policy Promotion into the Food and Nutrition Service; Consolidating the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration into the Agricultural[…]

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