The Ag Defense Alliance, a national coalition of farmers and agricultural networks, launched a new website providing resources and information about its case against what it calls California’s "unjustified" listing of the herbicide glyphosate under Proposition 65.
“The new site will be used to communicate the importance of one tool to farmers: glyphosate. Glyphosate is a safe for use and effective crop protectant used by growers to provide an abundant, safe and affordable supply of food,” stated Chandler Goule, chief executive officer of the National Association of Wheat Growers, the lead plaintiff in the case against California. “Our coalition understands the importance of glyphosate to our nation’s agriculture economy, and we are committed to communicating with all interested stakeholders as our case moves forward against California’s unjustified Prop 65 listing of glyphosate.”
The Fix Prop 65 website provides research and background on the case, testimonials from farmers, information about glyphosate, how it is used and what the scientific community has stated about this safe, environmentally sustainable herbicide.
In February, Judge William Shubb of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting California from implementing its “false and misleading” Prop 65 labeling requirement for glyphosate. The injunction was sought by the agriculture coalition and is supported by 11 attorneys general across the U.S. The preliminary injunction halts California’s labeling requirement until the court issues a final ruling on the matter.
The National Association of Wheat Growers is the lead plaintiff in the Eastern District case. The other plaintiffs include the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, Agricultural Retailers Assn., Associated Industries of Missouri, Iowa Soybean Assn., Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, CropLife America, Missouri Farm Bureau, National Corn Growers Assn., North Dakota Grain Growers Assn., South Dakota Agri-Business Assn. and United States Durum Growers Assn.
For more information, visit www.fixprop65.com.