Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) urges members to voice support for agriculture’s continued access to glyphosate by submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Farmers can help by texting the phrase “MICROPS” to the number “52886,” then following the instructions provided to send a pre-written or customized message to the agency.
EPA is accepting public comments through Sept. 3 on its proposed interim registration review of glyphosate.
In layman’s terms, “proposed interim registration review” means EPA’s summary of their findings and responses to public comments following its previous draft ecological risk assessment, human health risk assessment, and benefits assessment for glyphosate.
“While the EPA’s findings are positive, in that they describe how valuable glyphosate is for growers to manage weed growth, improve farm productivity and adopt environmental conservation-based practices, it’s still critical for the agriculture sector to be a vocal proponent,” said MFB National Legislative Counsel John Kran. “Activist groups are out in force opposing the EPA’s decision.
“We know the loss of glyphosate would be detrimental to our crops and farms, which is why we must take advantage of every opportunity to communicate our support for continued responsible use of the tool.”