Courtesy of AgInfo.com:
The EPA is out with a new five-year strategic plan that calls for a cleaner, greener, more sustainable environment. But agriculture sees it as a call for an ever-increasing regulatory burden. Farm Bureau Regulatory Specialist Rick Krause says the EPA is looking at reducing farm and ranch dust and banning the widely used pesticide atrazine.
Krause says, “Atrazine is a very widely used chemical and studies have thus far shown that atrazine is safe and effective. And for whatever very small returns that EPA would gain by banning atrazine would be causing problems for farmers and ranchers across the country.”