Last week, the US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee introduced language for the 2018 Farm Bill. This is an important development for landscape professionals because the Farm Bill is the vehicle that provides the best opportunity to amend FIFRA, the law that governs pesticide use. The proposed Farm Bill includes several provisions that help to preserve the right of landscape professionals to use the tools that best work for the job. Specifically, the legislation:
We need you to contact your U.S. Representative today to urge them to support this important measure! That is because the bill is currently the focus of partisan bickering over revisions to the federal food stamp program and that disagreement places the entire Farm Bill at risk. It is imperative for you to let your elected Representative understand your support of the Farm Bill and the negative ramifications for professional landscape businesses if they fail to act!
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