Last month, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a motion to invalidate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision not to restrict or eliminate the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. In the ruling, which took place on July 18, the three-judge panel said that the EPA complied with the court's previous orders by issuing its "final response to the petition."

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will extend the deadline on implementation of the recently revised provisions to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for agricultural pesticides. The deadline will be extended until necessary guidance and training have been completed to ready state agencies to implement the changes.

Stephanie Metzinger

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Western Growers is engaged in the defense of critical crop protection tools and remains active at the federal, state and local levels.  When restrictions are necessary, we work with regulators to ensure they are based on science and that they protect public health without diminishing efficacy in the field. This marriage of science and policy is where Advocacy and Science & Technology units at Western Growers come together for the benefit of our members.

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