Reconsideration of Chemical Drift Ban

EPA is going back to the drawing board after comment period.

Published on: May 11, 2010

On a positive note for farmers the EPA says it will reconsider its highly controversial proposal to ban any drifting of herbicide, pesticide or fungicide spray.

Farm Bureau's Crop Protection Specialist Tyler Wegmeyer says EPA acknowledged receiving over 30,000 comments to review.

"They say that it is going to take a lot of time to do that," Wegmeyer said. "They are going back to the drawing board so that indicates to us that it is stalled for the time being."

Wegmeyer says what's significant is that 750 of the 30,000 comments EPA received were distinctive and different giving the concerns more credibility with EPA.