Industry Coalition Seeks to Join Lawsuit in Defense of EPA

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From the National Association of Wheat Growers:

On March 16, 2016, an industry coalition consisting of the National Association of Wheat Growers, CropLife America, the American Seed Trade Association, the Ag Retailers Association, the National Cotton Council of America, the American Soybean Association, and the National Corn Growers Association asked a federal court to allow them to join the lawsuit Anderson v EPA. The coalition seeks to join the lawsuit to defend EPA’s current regulation of neonicotinoid seed treatments and to ensure that the court and EPA understand the vital importance of treated seeds to American agriculture.

“NAWG is pleased to join the coalition seeking to intervene in Anderson vs EPA. Seed treatments are a vital technology in protecting planted seeds and seedlings as they emerge,” says National Association of Wheat Growers President Gordon Stoner, a grower from Montana. “We take this action on behalf of wheat growers across the country, to ensure these critical technologies are available to all growers.”