The work that EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs does is essential to ensuring all farmers have the tools they need to protect their crops and proactively manage the risks of pesticide resistance. USA Rice supports the use of sound science to evaluate new and existing crop protection tools and for evaluating whether and under what circumstances, a biological entity is threatened or endangered. 

Being good stewards of the land includes being good stewards of crop protection tools available for controlling damaging weeds, insects, and disease by using a variety of products and crop rotation to prevent resistance. Effective resistance management relies on the availability of crop protection options that give farmers the ability to not overuse a single product. 

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    Jan 23, 2020

    Today, the Trump Administration announced the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to replace the Obama-Era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. This rule is the second step in the two-step process set forward by the Administration to contain the reach of the Clean Water Act of 1972. Full story
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    Sep 12, 2019

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced long-awaited plans to repeal the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule that extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands through the Clean Water Act. Full story
  • People stand waist-deep in green rice field EPA Staff Explores Mid-South Rice Country

    Aug 05, 2019

    Last week USA Rice hosted eight staff members from across the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs to experience rice production in Missouri and Arkansas. Full story