In response to coronavirus cases now appearing in the U.S., yesterday, EPA announced that the agency has activated its Emerging Viral Pathogens Guidance for Antimicrobial Pesticides (a copy of which can be found here).

The voluntary guidance, issued in
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Just in time for the holidays – and the growing season – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted new registrations for pesticides to be used on hemp crops, including, for the first time, hemp used in the production
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More than a quarter of pesticides used by U.S. farmers are banned in the European Union. Atrazine which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates to be the most widely used herbicide in the U.S., for instance, was banned in the
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Consistent with consumer trends and the ever-increasing role of internet sales, U.S. EPA is targeting on-line pesticide sales as an enforcement priority.  In a preview of the anticipated April 1 release of preliminary agency enforcement priorities,  Acting Deputy Director of
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