Source: Nebraska Farm Bureau

The Environmental Protection Agency is asking for the impossible in its proposed pesticide spray drift policy, Nebraska Farm Bureau said last week.

EPA's proposal would prohibit sprayer application of products that "could cause an adverse effect" on any non-target organism.

"By using the term 'could' and not showing evidence of actual harm, EPA is essentially imposing a liability on applicators for a hypothetical action that may or may not occur," Craig Head, Nebraska Farm Bureau environmental specialist, said. "That's a vague, impossible standard."

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