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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is taking public comments on 10 applications it received seeking to add new hemp uses to pesticide products already registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The 10 application amendments are the result of the 2018 Farm Bill, signed in to law on December 20, 2018, that removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and legalized commercial use and production of hemp that contains less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The 10 applications for label amendments are for products that contain active ingredients for which the EPA "has previously determined the residues will be safe under any reasonably foreseeable circumstances." Each active ingredient has an established tolerance exemption for residues on all raw agricultural or food commodities. If approved, these pesticides could also be labeled for use on hemp. Approving pesticide products for hemp is a major step in making hemp a commodity crop in the U.S.Read More