20 Jan KARA Joins Coalition Letter Requesting Congress Maintain State Level Pesticide Oversight
Posted at 12:41h in Advocacy, Industry News, Regulatory
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) joined a coalition letter supporting requesting congress include in the 2023 Farm Bill reauthorization language under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) codifying state oversight of pesticides at the state level.
46 states have adopted some form of pesticide preemption and are working cooperatively with local officials to enforce robust oversight of state pesticide laws.
Since the 1970s, State lead agencies have worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through cooperative agreements to administer and enforce FIFRA laws and support the development of scientifically based pesticide labels.