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AG SEC'Y PERDUE CRITICAL OF EU'S PLAN TO CUT USE OF CROP INPUTS
Agri-Pulse reports:

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue went on the offensive Wednesday against the European Union's new plans to slash farmers' use of pesticides, fertilizer, antibiotics and medicated feed, calling the EU's Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies dangerous to the profitability of farmers and their ability to be competitive in the global market.

In a webinar that also featured European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski, Perdue said he's worried the strategies "will be extremely trade-prohibitive and jeopardize agricultural output. If I was an EU farmer, I'd be very concerned about this strategy and the policies that will follow. When innovative tools are taken away from a farmer, the only choice is protectionism, which isn't healthy for Europe or the United States."

But Wojciechowski stressed that European farms are generally smaller than those in the U.S., and its new proposals will "strengthen the resiliency" of that land and protect it for the next generation of farmers.


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