Wheat Growers Pleased with House Action on Regulatory Relief Bill

July 31, 2014 Bookmark and Share

Washington, D.C. – July 31, 2014 – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) appreciates the House votes in support of H. R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act.

 “The passage of HR 935 is an important step in addressing the duplicative regulation on pesticide applications,” says NAWG President, Paul Penner, a wheat farmer from Hillsboro, Kans. “NAWG has been engaged in this issue for many years, and we send our thanks to Congress for continuing to address regulatory issues impacting agriculture.”

 H.R. 935 the Reducing Regulatory Burdens act addressing a duplicative permit required for pesticide application.  For over 30 years, the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) regulated pesticide applications and growers and other pesticide applicators must follow the label requirements to be in compliance with the law.  H.R. 935 eliminates the second requirement for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under the Clean Water Act. The bill passed 267-161 and will now go to the Senate.