EPA’s new method for determining how to evaluate the effects of pesticides on endangered species has been greeted with praise from the agricultural industry for offering a clear path forward for future evaluations, but sharp criticism from environmentalists for narrowing the universe of interagency reviews.
An effort by the Environmental Working Group seeks to eliminate the use of glyphosate in oat production, but farm and food industry groups are defending growers’ use of the herbicide and accusing EWG of trying to scare consumers away from oat products without justification.
President Trump nominated Heath Tarbert to be a commissioner and chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. If confirmed, he would succeed Chris Giancarlo as chairman of the U.S. derivatives regulators.
Jay Vroom, who recently stepped down as CEO of CropLife America, is launching a new business venture with his wife, Jamie, specializing in “strategic consulting services and investments in modern agriculture related to technology sectors.”