Pesticide manufacturers and applicators are examining the impacts of a California decision to “freeze” uses for neonicotinoids while the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation re-evaluates their effects on pollinators.
Farm and environmental groups are sparring over the number of animal feeding operations subject to new emissions reporting requirements and how extensive those requirements should be, as a reporting deadline approaches.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has made it official: China will accept U.S. soybean shipments even if they contain more than 1 percent of foreign material, so long as those shipments are certified.
EPA plans to take another look at minimum age requirements in two pesticide safety rules after they go into effect next year, which could make it more difficult to get a pesticide funding bill passed in Congress.
As if the 2016 and 2017 growing seasons weren’t evidence enough of dicamba’s potential to stray from its intended target, representatives of Monsanto and BASF presented ag retailers last week with a laundry list of application mistakes to avoid in 2018.
The Agricultural Marketing Service needs to strengthen its oversight of checkoff programs to ensure consistent and clear methodologies are employed to help evaluate results, the Government Accountability Office says.