Farm Groups Support Glyphosate Use and President “Has Ag’s Back”
**Groups representing farmers, ag retailers, landscaping, and golf course professionals showed strong support for continued access to glyphosate.
Their response came after oral arguments in litigation
regarding glyphosate registration.
The group reminded the court that nearly every pesticide regulatory body in the world, including the EPA, has studied glyphosate and found the herbicide is non-carcinogenic and can be used safely.
**President Biden and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack tried to reassure American Farm Bureau members that the administration has their back.
The Hagstrom Report says the president assured the mostly Republican-leaning members that American farmers deserve affordable inputs and the right to repair their equipment.
Secretary Vilsack admits while ag exports have grown, challenges remain and that support for trade needs to get restored, saying “We’re going to enforce the agreements that we have, the first step in rebuilding trust.”
**CropLife America joined more than 350 organizations engaged with pesticide products in a letter sent to Congress affirming their support for the current pesticide regulatory system.
The letter is in response to legislation that would undermine the science-based standards in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
CLA president Chris Novak says, this legislation undermines the work of the EPA’s career scientists in the evaluation of pesticide registration and use.