ARA APPLAUDS EPA'S DECISION TO REGISTER LONG-TERM USES OF SULFOXAFLOR, REVERSING 2016 DECISION
Jul 12 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 12, 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) issuing long-term approval for the insecticide sulfoxaflor:
“Farmers, retailers, consumers, manufacturers and the environment all depend on science-based product registration decisions by EPA. ARA has been watching this issue for years and we are grateful to finally have a clear, long-term solution for this important tool for growers.
“It is encouraging to see EPA take a hard look at the science about sulfoxaflor and its effects on pollinators and issue a science-based decision on its permitted use. This is how the system is supposed to work: scientific experts making science-based decisions.”
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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 www.aradc.org.