The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a draft Endangered Species Act biological evaluation of atrazine. Minnesota Farm Bureau Director of Public Policy Amber Glaeser says atrazine is an important tool for controlling weeds. “We want to make sure farmers can share their voice about important tools the EPA is looking at right now. We want the EPA to understand why farmers use atrazine and why it’s important for Minnesota corn production.” Glaeser thinks it’s important EPA’s decision-making process be transparent and based on science. Minnesota Farm Bureau is eager to work with EPA Administrator Designate Michael Regan on key issues going forward. “In the last few years, there’s been an improved relationship with the EPA and groups like Farm Bureau and we want that to continue.”
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