The recent government shut down created many problems for agriculture. One was that millions of dollars worth of ag chemicals were stuck at U.S. ports. They were there because EPA workers were furloughed and not able to inspect them. Crop Life America’s Senior Director of Regulatory Policy Dr. Ray McCallister says seed treatments were impacted in regard to next year’s crops.
McCallister says the problems aren’t solved immediately with the government now re opened.
He says during the shut down when the chemicals were waiting at ports, they were unable to get them to manufacturing plants so they could be put together and sent out for farmers useage.