June 28, 2011

Pesticide bill passed by Senate Agriculture Committee

The bill that was passed is one that protects farmers from needing a apply for more permits to apply pesticides to their land. This legislation clarifies that National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits are not required when applying pesticides according to their Environmental Protection Agency approved label. The legislation was passed by House of Representatives in April.

"The NPDES permitting system jeopardises the farm economy without providing any real protection to water quality," said National Corn Growers Association president Bart Schott, a farmer in Kulm, North Dakota "NCGA supports this common sense legislation and urges the Senate to vote in favour of H.R. 872 when it is considered on the floor." Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers
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