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NCGA Calls on Farmers to Contact EPA Regarding Atrazine

Dan Corn, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)

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The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is encouraging growers to join its call-to-action and submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’ (EPA) on the important role atrazine plays in their work. The call-to-action was launched back in July as EPA began revising its registration for atrazine. But the deadline to submit comments is Friday, October 7.

EPA is proposing a level of concern for atrazine at 3.4 parts per billion, down from the current level of 15 parts per billion. NCGA notes the move would significantly impair the effective use of atrazine on farms.

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Brooke S. Appleton, NCGA vice president of public policy said, “Reducing the effectiveness of this important herbicide will hinder the work of farmers and turn the clock back on our conservation efforts.”

Since the organization launched the call to action, more than 3,000 growers have commented. Click here to submit comments.