20 Sep KARA submits comments to USEPA on petition to revoke tolerances and cancel registrations for certain organophosphate uses
On July 12, 2022, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued, for public notice seeking comments on a November 18, 2021, petition requesting that EPA revoke all tolerances and cancel all associated registrations for food uses of certain organophosphate pesticides (OPs).
On September 19, Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) filed comments to EPA on the benefits of organophosphates in Kansas agricultural production.
KARA noted removal of this crop protection tool would potentially cause great harm to, and loss of, Kansas crops such as corn, sorghum and cotton leading to significant economic loss.
The association urged EPA to deny the petition and allow continued access to this safe and effective crop protection product as OPs serve as an important part of modern production agriculture.