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June 13, 2019

 

EPA Lifts Requirements For Livestock Farms To Report Waste Pollution

A new EPA rule will exempt requirements for farms to report pollution from animal waste.

March 28, 2019

 

EPA Mulls Plans To Override States On Pesticide Rules

The EPA announced last week that the agency is considering changes that would allow them to veto state restriction on pesticides that are more strict than federal rules.

January 17, 2019

 

EPA Drops Proposal To Lower Pesticide Applicator Age

Turning 18 affords a lot of newfound freedoms - voting, buying lottery tickets, and professionally applying pesticides.

November 13, 2018

 

EPA Says Farmers Can Keep Using Weedkiller Blamed For Vast Damage

The Environmental Protection Agency has given farmers the OK to continue to spray the controversial weedkiller dicamba. The chemical is prone to blowing in the wind and damaging other vegetation.

November 8, 2018

 

EPA Wants To Stop Reporting Toxic Stink From Animal Farms

The EPA has floated a new rule that would let industrial farms off the hook from reporting toxic airborne emissions from concentrated animal waste. Animal waste from massive industrial farms gives off toxic gasses like ammonia, methane and hydrogen sulfide. Under a rule called the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, farms have to report […]

August 24, 2018

 

Federal Agencies, Monsanto May Have Slowed Glyphosate Safety Review

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - part of the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services - began conducting a 2015 a toxicological review of glyphosate in 2015. It has yet to be published.

August 13, 2018

 

Wind-Blown Pesticides An Issue In Courtrooms, Communities Across U.S.

In much of the Midwest, state-mandated buffer zones, for certain pesticides near schools and waterways, don’t exist.

August 10, 2018

 

Inquiry And Experience–After School, In The Garden

It's back-to-school in Indiana, and students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary might have a potato harvest to dig up after class.

November 20, 2017

 

Fewer Regulations Heighten Concerns Over Water Quality

"The cities are not in the driver’s seat here, they’re being driven," says Mark Ryan, an attorney with EPA.

November 16, 2017

 

Large Livestock Farms May Have To Report Air Pollution

Despite EPA objections, environmental groups are pushing for CAFOs to report emissions of air pollutants.

November 13, 2017

 

Harvest’s Done, But Deciding What To Do About Dicamba Isn’t

The EPA is restricting dicamba's use, and Monsanto is selling dicamba resistant soybeans. Farmers grapple with how to proceed.

March 30, 2017

 

EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Despite Its Own Evidence Of Risk

New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on produce.

March 7, 2017

 

Farmers Wary As Federal Ag And Energy Leadership Shifts

In Trump’s Cabinet, oil-rich states like Texas and Oklahoma are well represented, making some in the Corn Belt worry about the future of corn-based ethanol.

February 13, 2017

 

Chlorpyrifos: Linked To Autism, Still On The Market

The safety of chlorpyrifos has been in question for almost three decades. The next step is an outright ban by the EPA, though it's unclear if that will happen.

February 2, 2017

 

California Judge OKs Roundup Cancer Label

California will be the first state to label the controversial chemical glyphosate, declared safe by the EPA, and "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the IARC.

October 6, 2016

 

Farm Groups Reject Proposed Atrazine Rules

Farmers’ associations are fighting proposed EPA restrictions on the herbicide atrazine, saying new rules would drive up costs and reduce yields.

May 5, 2016

 

EPA Yanks Report Saying Glyphosate Is Not A Cancer Risk

The EPA says it was not ready to post a report that appeared on its website last week declaring weedkiller glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer in humans.

April 13, 2016

 

Are Farmers Doing Enough To Control Antibiotic Resistance?

Federal agencies are changing some of the rules for how antibiotics are used on farms, which is raising questions about when antibiotics are really necessary.

December 3, 2015

 

EPA Seeks To Pull New Herbicide From The Market

EPA received new information that suggests the herbicide Enlist Duo is more toxic to plants than the agency previously thought.

September 17, 2015

 

It’s Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste, Feds Say

The government's first ever national target to reduce food waste will encourage farmers to donate more of their imperfect produce to the hungry.

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