EPA Atrazine Proposal Comment Deadline Nears

EPA Atrazine Proposal Comment Deadline Nears
September 30th, 2022 | NAFB News Service

Farmers have about a week left to submit comments on the latest proposal regarding atrazine by the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposal would overturn the recent reregistration of atrazine finalized in 2020, and as agriculture leaders say, would severely limit the use of atrazine.

Gary Marshall, retired Missouri Corn Growers Association CEO and co-chair of the Triazine Network, says farmers should make their voice hear.

At issue is the aquatic ecosystem concentration equivalent level of concern, set at 15 parts per billion in 2020 by the EPA. Environmental activist groups retaliated with a lawsuit . EPA now proposes the aquatic ecosystem concentration equivalent level of concern at 3.4 parts per billion.

And, if the proposal is made final, it will impact farmers’ pocketbook.

Marshall encourages corn farmers to submit comments to the EPA via fightepa.com.

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