This week’s Cotton Newsline is 4 cuts. All cuts are Keith Menchey, manager of science and environmental issues for the National Cotton Council.
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Blanch Lincoln and Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss have scheduled a Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing with Administrator Lisa Jackson of the EPA for this coming Thursday. Keith Menchey, manager of science and environmental issues for the National Cotton Council says there are a variety of issues that could come up but the Council is focusing on some issues with pesticide regulations and the impact they have on cotton farming.
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Menchey says another important issue is pesticide label language on spray drift.
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Menchey points out a third issue they would like to see come up at the hearing is the Endangered Species Act as it relates to pesticide registration.
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And Menchey says they would also like for the Committee to talk to Administrator Jackson regarding general policies toward pesticides.