19 Oct KARA Joins Coalition Letter to EPA Concerning the Agency’s Endangered Species Pilot Project
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association co-signed a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) focusing on the importance of agricultural herbicide uses, while highlighting the concerns of the agency’s proposed Endangered Species Act (ESA) Herbicide Strategy.
On July 26, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its draft Herbicide Strategy aimed at protecting federally endangered and threatened (listed) species from conventional agricultural herbicides for public comment.
The letter also commented on the strategy’s lack of compliance options for producers/applicators; the financial cost of proposed conservation practices; the anticipated harm the proposal will inflict on producers, agricultural communities and the environment; as well as ESA and Federal Insecticide Fungicide Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) statutory concerns.
The letter is available to view in full via the button below.