The Environmental Protection Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service have signed a memorandum of understanding to give farmers credit for voluntary conservation practices that will reduce pesticide drift and runoff. EPA Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Michal Freedhoff spoke to the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and outlined the agency’s plan to meet the terms of the Endangered Species Act. With a huge backlog, the EPA is looking for ways to streamline its evaluation of crop protection products and their impact on endangered species. That includes working with the crop protection industry to its options.
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