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Need To Bee Accurate
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Dec 15, 2014 09:26 AM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Crop news got sticky Tuesday when a news agency report and an advocacy group press release reported EPA was set to restrict the use of neonicotinoids.

It's not true ... yet.

EPA has said publicly it is looking at potential restrictions on a number of chemicals that could negatively affect bee health. They also recently released a surprising (and controversial) assessment that neonicotinoid insecticides show little benefit in soybeans. However, news that the agency was set to issue actual restrictions turned out to be false.

DTN Staff Reporter Todd Neeley quickly got EPA Spokesperson Cathy Milbourn ...

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