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North America Review: US industry misses out on regulatory fixes

The year began with an executive order from US President Barack Obama calling for a review of regulation by the EPA and other agencies. Top of the industry’s wish-list for regulatory reforms were an improved consultation process between agencies on pesticide risks to endangered species and new legislation to avoid the need for permits to apply pesticides over water. While some progress was made, the industry wish-list remained just that as the year drew to a close.



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