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JUDGE RULES AGAINST CALIFORNIA'S GLYPHOSATE LABELING REQUIREMENT
BrownfieldAgNews reports:

A federal judge has ruled against California on its labeling requirement for the herbicide glyphosate by issuing an injunction on that state's Proposition 65 labeling requirement, citing harm to the nation's agriculture economy.

Missouri Farm Bureau was a co-plaintiff in the case and their president Blake Hurst told members at the group's legislative day (Tuesday) that it means none of their bins of grain will have to be screened. And, Hurst says an appeal by the state of California is expected, "They'll find another judge and ask for a stay on the injunction.

"They'll do all the tings that lawyers do - which is why they drive fancier cars than you do. And, so, this thing is a long ways from over but I'm proud of our participation in this effort and really tickled that we had good news, at least on the first stage on this journey."

The National Wheat Growers Association was the lead plaintiff in the case and NAWG CEO Chandler Goule says it's a win for all farmers and that every regulatory body in the world has found glyphosate safe for use, "They were telling us it could be four to six weeks before we were to get an answer back on this decision and the judge turned it around in literally a week. Meaning that there was an overwhelming amount of science and evidence that glyphosate is safe and the judge took that into consideration."

He says the injunction is the first step in NAWG's efforts "to prevent California from forcing farmers, growers and manufacturers to place false and misleading labels on agricultural products."


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