CORN GROWERS ENCOURAGE COMMENT ON ATRAZINE RENEWAL

The National Corn Growers Association expects the Environmental Protection Agency to release a proposal regarding the future use of atrazine later this year.  Gary Marshall, CEO of the Missouri Corn Growers Association, says atrazine is an efficient and cost-effective herbicide for corn farmers, and research shows atrazine is safe…

He says the EPA seems to have some concern regarding the ecological impact of atrazine. Marshall says the research shows there’s no need for concern…

EPA typically re-evaluates herbicides every 10 to 15 years.  Missouri Corn CEO Gary Marshall says once EPA determines a course forward on the future of atrazine use, farmers need to be engaged in the process.

From NAFB News Service