>Congress took a big step toward helping agriculture this week with the House approval of HB872. The bill aimed at bringing pesticide and herbicide application for farmers back under FIFRA and not under the CWA. The bill corrects a change that was made by the 6th Circuit Court that would have required farmers in certain situations, to have to get a permit to apply pesticides. While not required for general farming practices, a permit would have been required for situations that commonly come up on farms.
We would like to thank the House members who passed the bill with strong by-partisan support.
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