Chlorpyrifos can no longer be applied on any food crops in the United States. That means sugarbeet and soybean growers will use different products to manage pests this year, but agriculture groups are trying to get the product back. Twenty ag groups including the American Soybean Association and the American Sugarbeet Growers Association are suing the EPA for denying the use of the product. The groups also want EPA to improve the pesticide review process. American Sugarbeet Growers Association Executive Vice President Luther Markwart says that’s a longer-term challenge. “We’ll continue to strive to work to defend the product we have and hopefully, move alternative products through the pipeline, but again, those are longer-term processes.” The litigation continues to move forward in court. According to the American Soybean Association, a briefing schedule is set for the court to hear the case. The initial brief is due in less than two weeks. EPA will then need to respond by the end of July and another response brief is due back in early September. Hear the story.