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Jul 19 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2019) - Today Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement following an announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rendering a science-based decision on the crop protection product chlorpyrifos:

“ARA is pleased to see EPA render a science-based decision on chlorpyrifos. Chlorpyrifos is a very important tool for controlling insects, resulting in producing healthy and attractive produce for consumers. Our members use and apply this product safely and effectively. Despite the claims of activists, EPA did not propose a ban in 2016; in fact, EPA’s own Science Advisory Board questioned the scientific legitimacy of the approach that led to a preliminary conclusion, and for that reason it was never finalized. Thousands of studies support responsible use of this product and vouch for its safety when used according to label directions, and EPA’s periodic registration reviews ensure that this product and others will regularly be reviewed with the best-available science.”

Click here to read more from EPA on this topic.

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The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is a nonprofit trade association representing the interests of retailers across the United States on legislative and regulatory issues on Capitol Hill. As the political voice of agricultural retailers, ARA not only represents its membership but also educates members on the political process and important issues affecting the industry. For more information on current legislative and regulatory issues impacting agricultural retailers, visit