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EPA Seeks Input from Stakeholders on ESA Processes Crop Protection Products

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) begins its work through a new process for registering and re-registering crop protection products in relation to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the agency has made it known that they do want stakeholder input from farmers. This new ESA process, which focuses on potential adverse effects to threatened or endangered species or related habitat, was announced this spring as was utilized first in the registration of Enlist herbicide. The agency would like to hear from farmers through the entire process, particularly on potential methods for mitigating any adverse risks to species or habitats that may be identified.

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May 12, 2022 Presentation to Ag Council Board of Directors by Harrison Pittman of the National Ag Law Center