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Farm Bill Would Eliminate Pesticide Permit Requirements
8:11 AM MDT | July 20, 2012 | —Kara Sissell
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee has passed a version of a farm bill that contains three provisions of 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, CropLife says. Pesticide applicators have for years objected to overlapping and duplicate permit requirements under various EPA statutes. The bill also...
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