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Industry-Supported Farm Bill Would Change Key U.S. Pesticide Laws

12:59 PM MDT | July 16, 2012 | Kara Sissell

U.S. House Agriculture Committee has passed a version of the farm bill containing three provisions of particular importance to agricultural chemicals manufacturers, says CropLife America (Washington). The bill includes legislation clarifying that pesticides applied in accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act would not require National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits.  The bill also contains language to prevent a duplicative court mandate under the Clean Water Act that imposes significant legal burdens on U.S...


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