The legal fight over sulfoxaflor, an insecticide used on a wide variety of crops, is expected to enter a new phase as EPA tries to give itself enough time to complete endangered species assessments and environmental groups continue pushing to ban the product.
Manufacturers of neonicotinoids and the growers and applicators who use them are keeping a close eye on legislation in New York state that would ban the planting of corn, soybean and wheat seeds coated with the insecticides.
The Environmental Protection Agency is hailing newly announced measures to protect endangered species from malathion as a “major milestone” in its work with the Fish and Wildlife Service to protect federally listed species.
The Federal Trade Commission is opening a 30-day comment period Tuesday on its conditions for Elanco Animal Health’s $7.6 billion purchase of Bayer Animal Health, paving the way for final approval of the deal.
Pesticide companies and the Center for Food Safety are pleased with a legal settlement that involves canceling 12 neonicotinoid registrations and evaluating the effects of two neonics on endangered species.