The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized a rule that limits how much pesticides can be used on the plants and animals that provide food and fiber for humans.
The rule, expected to go into effect by the end of next year, caps the amount of pesticides a plant can use on a crop.
It will also limit the amount a plant could use on an animal.
The EPA is not requiring growers to use pesticides on their plants, but the agency said that in order to comply with the rules, they must use only what is safe.
Under the rule, the EPA will require that the pesticides used by plants be approved for human consumption.
The agency is also allowing farmers to apply for permits to use other pesticides on plants and on animals that can be grown on their land.
Under its rules, farmers will have to apply to the EPA for permits if they intend to use chemicals on their crops.
For example, if the farmer intends to spray chemicals on an alfalfa field to help reduce weeds, the application must be approved by the EPA.
The rules also limit how much pesticide can be applied to the plant at a time.
For instance, if a farmer wanted to spray on a particular herbicide, they would only need to apply once on a given crop.
To ensure that crops are not contaminated, the rules require that farmers plant their crops with no pesticides, and that the crop be protected from any contamination by using biodegradable or nontoxic materials.
The rule also requires farmers to keep track of all pesticide use.
The agency also said that growers must have a chemical safety certificate that shows that their crops have been sprayed with a pesticide that has been proven safe.
If farmers do not have a certificate, they can get one from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The new rules will help farmers reduce the amount they use on their farms.
The EPA said that if the number of applications to plants and the number and type of animals in the crop are low, the amount farmers are required to use can be reduced.
In addition, the agency is increasing the level of information farmers can submit with their applications.
The rules will also require that growers submit to the agency data on their water use and nutrient use.
If a farmer’s application is approved, the farmer will not have to keep records of how many applications they have applied for.
The final rule also will give farmers the ability to use new chemicals in crops.
The new rules allow farmers to use the new chemical for five years.
If the chemical is not used, the crop will be sprayed with the same chemical for the next five years, until the crop is fully sprayed.
The Environmental Protection Act requires the EPA to use an initial draft for the rule.
If that draft is not approved by Congress, the rule will go into full effect on Jan. 1, 2019.
The final rule will take effect after Congress approves the rule and is signed by the president.