AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Jul 8, 2013 06:13 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Groups Oppose Increase in Tolerance Levels for Glyphosate

A group of environmentalists and organic produce growers has decided to challenge a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to increases the maximum residue tolerances for the herbicide glyphosate. In a letter to EPA, the coalition says it would be "improper" to raise the tolerances for glyphosate before EPA completes its ongoing registration review of the widely used herbicide, which is marketed by Monsanto under the name Roundup.

The final rule, which ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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