By Ana Kennedy Otto, Arizona Farm Bureau Government Relations Manager: The Arizona Farm Bureau represents farmers and rancher from all across Arizona. Our state’s agriculture contributes $17.1 billion dollars to Arizona’s economy. A number of our state’s farmers and dairymen would be negatively impacted by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to restrict or eliminate the availability of atrazine. We have posted public comments to this regard.
We strongly support the continued use of atrazine and urge the agency not to prohibit or restrict its availability and use. Arizona's farmers
In Arizona, atrazine is an important crop protection tool in the production of corn and sorghum.
At its core to our objection to the EPA’s decision is the concern that much of their decision-making appears to be influenced by unsound science.
In Arizona, atrazine is an important crop protection tool in the production of corn and sorghum. The 2015 National Agriculture Statistic Service State Agriculture Overview reported 69,000 acres of corn and 24,000 acres of sorghum harvested last year. Atrazine is an economical product that is used extensively in controlling various weeds. In some cases, alternative products
The use and beneficial impact of atrazine
As a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), we support their comments submitted to the