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Farm and ranch groups are frustrated with the final biological evaluations made by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on atrazine, glyphosate and simazine.Grower organizations, including American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), say EPA failed to take the groups’ comments and realworld scenarios into account before releasing the evaluations showing the three common farm herbicides are “likely to adversely affect” certain listed endangered or threatened species or designated critical habitats.The agency used unrealistic assumptions about how farmers and ranchers use these chemicals, according to AFBF and the American Soybean Association (ASA).As an example, the biological evaluation for glyphosate assumed soybean farmers ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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