Ag groups frustrated by the EPA's actions on herbicides
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) joined corn and soybean grower groups last week in expressing frustration that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) didn’t use the best available science and data in its endangered species biological evaluations (BE) for glyphosate, atrazine and simazine.
In its evaluation, the EPA looked at the effects of the herbicides on endangered species when used at the highest legal limits rather than at levels typically used by farmers. As a result, the EPA’s final assessment for these chemistries vastly inflate the number of species and habitats found likely to be adversely affected...
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