Chlorpyrifos has been an ongoing legal battle. At one point, the EPA took away the farmers’ ability to use this common insecticide on all food crops. The Eight Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the EPA rule in November. American Sugarbeet Growers Association President Nate Hultgren, who farms at Raymond, Minnesota, said his home state is not following the federal standards. “At this time, it is not labeled for use in Minnesota so that is our next step to get it in front of those folks and get it reestablished at the level it was before after all that court work we did to get it back.” The RRFN interview can be found online.
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