FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2022
Contact: Lyndsey Medsker
[email protected], (202) 557-5328
WASHINGTON, DC – In a letter to President Biden sent today, NFU expressed concern with an amicus brief submitted by the U.S. Solicitor General to the Supreme Court on the labeling of glyphosate and regulation of crop protection products. The letter calls for the brief to be withdrawn and for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be consulted on the implications of the position taken in the brief.
“The position taken by the Solicitor General undermines the United States’ science-based regulatory approach to crop protection products,” wrote NFU President Rob Larew. “It may decrease farmers’ access to products that are essential to their operations.”
The brief argues federal pesticide registration and labeling requirements do not keep states from imposing additional requirements, even if those requirements contradict federal findings.
“This new policy could create an unworkable patchwork of state labeling requirements and runs counter to the science-based regulation farmers rely on to access safe and effective products for their operations,” Larew added.
The full letter to President Biden is available here.
National Farmers Union advocates on behalf of more than 200,000 American farm families and their communities. We envision a world in which farm families and their communities are respected, valued, and enjoy economic prosperity and social justice.