NEWS
EPA Denies TX Herbicide Request
Tue Jul 22, 2014 03:18 PM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency turned down Texas state officials' emergency request to allow cotton farmers to use a powerful herbicide to help combat "super weeds" that have developed resistance to widely used chemicals.

The EPA in a July 18 letter to the Texas Department of Agriculture said it couldn't ensure safe use of the herbicide, which includes the chemical propazine, a restricted product that requires a license to purchase and use. The EPA cited risks to drinking water and other hazards, though the agency acknowledged Texas' farmers "situation does meet the criteria for an emergency."

Texas ...

Quick View
  • Xtend Moves Forward USDA has issued its final environmental impact statement recommending full deregulation of Monsan...
  • Land Market What could the next year hold for land values?
  • No Agreement on Tax Extenders White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday said in his daily briefing that the White House woul...
  • Senior Partners - 4 At-your-service consultants help you walk through estate planning from start to finish.
  • Dow's Gutsy Decision Dow's decision to launch Enlist offers some hand-selected growers a chance to test drive new tech...
  • Congress Reaches Funding Deal The overall Agriculture Department and related agencies bill would cost $20.5 billion for fiscal ...
  • Need To Bee Accurate A news story had the wires buzzing Tuesday afternoon after a report that EPA was set to restrict ...
  • Kub's Den The Dakotas lost more than $130 million in grain revenue during the 2013-14 marketing year compar...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to improve udder quality in my herd?
Related News Stories
No Weed Silver Bullet
Enlist Crop System a Go
Ag Image Under Attack
Diversity Is Word One
EWG: Enlist Duo Food Exposure Possible
More Lawsuits Over Enlist Duo
Enlist Duo Approved
Enlist Duo Approved
Fitting in Fall Herbicides