Grain Bins


Take action to stop extreme atrazine rules

Posted on July 20, 2016

Farmers have been using atrazine to control weeds in cornfields for decades, but that effective tool could soon be taken away. A draft report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes a dramatic reduction in the levels of atrazine that anyone would be allowed to apply.

The South Dakota Corn Growers Association is among many agricultural groups that are standing up to the EPA. We’re urging that agency to use common sense and scientific findings through years of studies and maintain its current atrazine policy.

Now, we need your help. It’s simple to quickly voice your opnion to the EPA. All you need to do is click on this link – – and in less than a minute you can join thousands of farmers in letting the EPA know that placing such stringent limits on atrazine would be a mistake.

The EPA is basing its latest report on one faulty study rather than the stack of reports from numerous other studies. Political activism is pressuring the agency to make this regulation change. At the proposed allowable level, atrazine would be nearly useless in controlling weeds throughout the Corn Belt. And you can be assured if opposition tactics work this time that activists will soon choose another herbicide or pesticide to attack.

Don’t wait. Take a stand now and make your voice heard. It’s quick and easy.


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