EPA gets international calls to not ban chlorpyrifos

From the Capital Press

Congressional Republicans, a pesticide maker and foreign trading partners are joining U.S. farmers in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to rescind its pending ban of chlorpyrifos.

Meanwhile, labor, environmental and anti-pesticide groups are pressing the EPA to follow through and prohibit chlorpyrifos residue on food on Feb. 28.

In a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, Republican members of the House and Senate agriculture committees said the ban on the widely used pesticide will cause problems for growers. Read the rest of the article here.