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    New Studies Show Atrazine Supports 38,000 to 85,000 U.S. Jobs

    January 11th, 2012

    Don Coursey, PhD
    Ameritech Professor of Public Policy
    Harris School – University of Chicago
    Recent research by a team of professors has again shown atrazine’s key role in U.S. agriculture.  In light of their five new studies – and the 2010 price and production figures – it appears that 38,000 to 85,000 American jobs depend on atrazine.
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    Comments submitted to the EPA Docket on Proposed Atrazine Ban

    November 15th, 2011

    The deadline has passed for submitting comments to EPA on a “Save the Frogs!” petition to ban atrazine. EPA had posted the petition for public comment, consistent with its goal to be open and transparent in scientific and regulatory processes. However, none of the information in the Save the Frogs petition justifies a change in [Continue Reading ...]

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    Expert Panel: Atrazine’s Economic, Environmental Benefits Up to $4.8 Billion Annually

    November 10th, 2011

    Increased yields, decreased producer costs and environmental benefits from atrazine and other triazine herbicides was estimated to be up to $4.8 billion per year, according to studies released by a panel of experts in Kansas City on November 9.

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    Researchers find no link between atrazine use and cancer overall among pesticide applicators

    May 31st, 2011

    Relying on data from the Agricultural Health Study, federal government researchers have found no association between atrazine use and cancer overall among pesticide applicators. Read more here.

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    New Study Finds Urban Pollution, Not Atrazine to Blame for Frog Abnormalities

    New Study Finds Urban Pollution, Not Atrazine to Blame for Frog Abnormalities

    February 23rd, 2011

    A Yale University study that contradicts what many anti-atrazine activists have been saying for years. Atrazine is not to blame for frog abnormalities. Read more here.

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    Rep. Frank Lucas: American agriculture is under attack

    February 14th, 2011

    Rep. Frank Lucas spoke on the impact of regulation on agriculture, including the re-re-evaluation of atrazine. Read the full text of his statement.

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    MN: No change in rules for herbicide atrazine

    November 24th, 2010

    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that existing rules for the weed-killer atrazine are adequate to protect the environment and public health. Read more here.

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    State grain group director says atrazine suit subpoenas are intimidation

    State grain group director says atrazine suit subpoenas are intimidation

    November 15th, 2010

    Shortly after Jere White, executive director of the Kansas Corn Growers Association and Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association spoke during the EPA’s Atrazine Science Advisory Panel in Washington, D.C. he was served with subpoenas for KCGA, KGSP and for himself as an individual in regard to the state lawsuit on the re-registration of atrazine. Read more here.

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    Farm Industry News: Atrazine answers

    October 30th, 2010

    Atrazine may not need to be regulated any differently than it is now. Recent studies continue to reaffirm EPA’s original decision in 2006 to reregister atrazine, says Tim Pastoor, principal scientist, Syngenta. Pastoor spoke after a Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) met with the EPA in September to reevaluate the non-cancer effects of the popular corn [Continue Reading ...]

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    World Health Organization Shows Safety of Atrazine with New Standard

    World Health Organization Shows Safety of Atrazine with New Standard

    October 5th, 2010

    A recently released World Health Organization (WHO) document has recommended a drinking water standard of 100 parts per billion, up from the previous WHO standard of two parts per billion. The atrazine drinking water standard enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is three parts per billion. Jere White, Triazine Network chairman and executive director of the Kansas grain sorghum and corn growers associations, said the recent World Health Organization’s recommendation reaffirms the safety of atrazine.

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    Kansas Corn, Grain Sorghum Heard at Senate Ag Hearing on EPA and Agriculture

    September 24th, 2010

    EPA’s handling of atrazine regulation was one of the topics at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Thursday. At an oversight hearing on EPA and agriculture Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee heard from the Jere White, executive director of the Kansas Corn Growers Association and Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association.

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