EPA Approves Pesticides For Hemp In Time For 2020 Growing Season

EPA Approves Pesticides For Hemp In Time For 2020 Growing Season

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday that it is approving 10 pesticides for use on hemp plants. While hemp and its derivatives were federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, farmers have still faced certain obstacles as regulatory agencies develop rules for the crop. This latest action comes four months after EPA first announced it would be reviewing applications for pesticide use on the non-intoxicating form of cannabis. Now farmers will be able to use the products, which are primarily biopesticides, in time for the 2020 planting season. “With common-sense actions, we are protecting the health of our nation and ensuring that crops such as corn, sorghum, sugar cane and hemp can be protected against a broad spectrum of weeds and pests,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a press release. “Under the Trump Administration, the EPA is committed to providing much needed certainty to farmers and ranchers across the country who rely on crop protection tools to ensure a global supply of products, while driving economic growth in agricultural communities across America.” Growers deserve certainty when it comes to products for their 2020 growing season. That’s why EPA is proud to be approving 10 pesticide product registration…

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