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Activist Litigation Threatens Agricultural Productivity

CropLife America (CLA) is disappointed at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to revoke food residue tolerances for chlorpyrifos in response to a court-ordered deadline. In proposing this action, EPA has ignored the thousands of scientific studies that have examined and validated the product’s safe use and agricultural importance. Chlorpyrifos is one of the most widely-tested products across the world and is an invaluable tool for growers on a diverse array of crops.

Following an unwarranted petition seeking these revocations, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court denied a request from EPA to extend its deadline to make a revocation decision to April 15, 2016. The court instead forced the Agency to respond by October 31, 2015, before EPA had an opportunity to complete its drinking water risk assessment.

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Border View Farms is a mid-sized family farm that sits on the Ohio-Michigan border. My name is Nathan. I make and edit all of the videos posted here. I farm with my dad, Mark and uncle, Phil. Our part-time employee, Brock, also helps with the filming. 1980 was our first year in Waldron where our main farm is now. Since then we have grown the operation from just a couple hundred acres to over 3,000. Watch my 500th video for a history of our farm I filmed with my dad.