The Environmental Protection Agency says it will decide by the end of September on its regulatory oversight of pesticide-treated seeds.
Kyle Kunkler is the director of government affairs with the American Soybean Association. “It would be very unfortunate and a travesty both for agriculture and the environment if EPA decides to grant the petition. We think it wouldn’t be consistent with the law either.”
He says pesticide-treated seeds fall under the Treated Article Exemption in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).