Input Needed on Proposed EPA Worker Protection Standard Changes

March 18, 2014- On February 20, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) to increase protections from pesticide exposure for the nation’s 2 million agricultural workers and their families. This is an important milestone for the farm workers who plant, tend, and harvest the food that we put on our tables each day.

You can view the proposed changes and how to comment on them at this link: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/safety/workers/proposed/index.html. Wherever you stand on the issue, this is an important potential change in current policty that could have significant implications for your farm.

-Terry

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