Michigan Corn Growers Association (MCGA) Executive Director Jim Zook today welcomed an announcement that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will take the next step in the process to reregister the herbicide atrazine under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
“Atrazine is an extensively tested and widely used herbicide that farmers count on to control a variety of weeds,” said Jim Zook, executive director of the MCGA. “Atrazine is an important tool for corn farmers and makes it possible for farmers to implement conservation practices, like no-till, that can improve soil health. We urge EPA to continue to embrace credible scientific evidence and move forward with the reregistration of atrazine.”
Atrazine is a widely used herbicide that controls a variety of grasses and broadleaf weeds. It is well-known and trusted by growers as one of the most effective herbicides.
Review from the Endangered Species Committee is the next step in the registration review process required under FIFRA.
About the Michigan Corn Growers Association
The Michigan Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is a grassroots organization of grower members dedicated to increasing the profitability of corn production. The MCGA is the only organization in Michigan that works solely on behalf of the state’s corn growers for pro-agriculture legislation. The MCGA works to ensure that corn growers’ voices are heard at the local, state and national levels. Find out more online at www.micorn.org.