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.
Turning 18 affords a lot of newfound freedoms - voting, buying lottery tickets, and professionally applying pesticides.
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.
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 […]
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.
In much of the Midwest, state-mandated buffer zones, for certain pesticides near schools and waterways, don’t exist.
It's back-to-school in Indiana, and students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary might have a potato harvest to dig up after class.
"The cities are not in the driver’s seat here, they’re being driven," says Mark Ryan, an attorney with EPA.
Despite EPA objections, environmental groups are pushing for CAFOs to report emissions of air pollutants.
The EPA is restricting dicamba's use, and Monsanto is selling dicamba resistant soybeans. Farmers grapple with how to proceed.
New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on produce.
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.
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.
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.
Farmers’ associations are fighting proposed EPA restrictions on the herbicide atrazine, saying new rules would drive up costs and reduce yields.
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.
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.
EPA received new information that suggests the herbicide Enlist Duo is more toxic to plants than the agency previously thought.
The government's first ever national target to reduce food waste will encourage farmers to donate more of their imperfect produce to the hungry.
After studying 64 test plots of soybeans, the EPA did not see a significant difference in yields between plants treated with neonics and those without.