OABA and More Than 400 Organizations Voice Support for Existing Pesticide Law
The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently joined more than 400 organizations in a letter sent to members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that affirms these organizations support the pesticide regulatory system in place today under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. The letter is in response to recently introduced legislation (S. 269) that would undermine the science-based standards contained within our nation’s pesticide law. This is the third time these organizations have reached out to Congress to voice concern over similar proposed legislation.
The proposed legislation would jeopardize the continued availability and innovation of pesticide products by imposing an unscientific and unbalanced process that could unnecessarily remove pest control options from those who need them to safely grow crops, adopt conservation practices such as conservation tillage and resource-saving crop rotations, protect homes and infrastructure, control pathogens and disease vectors, and maintain green spaces, such as parks and golf courses.