Statement of NCFC President Chuck Conner on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Denial of a Petition to Ban Chlorpyrifos


Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2017)–“On behalf of America’s farmer-owned co-ops, I applaud the action today by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to deny a petition that would have banned use of chlorpyrifos, a crop protection product used by farmers and growers across the country.

“This action is victory for the use of science in regulating product use and for a responsive and predictable regulatory process. Hopefully the action today and the thorough review process that was used to arrive at it, can serve as a roadmap as the EPA moves forward in assessing other crop protectants in the review and registration process.”

About NCFC

Since 1929, NCFC has been the voice of America’s farmer cooperatives.  Our members are regional and national farmer cooperatives, which are in turn composed of over 2,000 local farmer cooperatives across the country.  NCFC members also include 26 state and regional councils of cooperatives.  Farmer cooperatives allow individual farmers the ability to own and lead organizations that are essential for continued competitiveness in both the domestic and international markets.

America’s farmer-owned cooperatives provide a comprehensive array of services for their members.  These diverse organizations handle, process and market virtually every type of agricultural commodity.  They also provide farmers with access to infrastructure necessary to manufacture, distribute and sell a variety of farm inputs.  Additionally, they provide credit and related financial services, including export financing.

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