USDA slams EPA for report on seed treatments

The U.S. Department of Agri­­culture (USDA) recently ex­­press­­ed disappointment regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) incomplete an­­alysis on neonicotinoid seed treatments for soybeans and the burden it’s created for farmers.

Last October, the EPA issued the report, which indicated there are no clear or consistent economic benefits of neonicotinoid seed treatments in soybeans. That...

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