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AnnouncementJuly 14, 2015

The Agricultural Marketing Service is announcing a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that is open for comment. 


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Rule Open for Comment


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the proposed rule: Mitigation for Pesticide Products that are Acutely Toxic to Bees. The proposed rule, which includes references to pyrethrins and spinosad, may be of interest to the organic community.  The public comment period closes on July 26, 2015. 


Access proposed rule and comment instructions   


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