NE Farm Bureau urges EPA to reregister glyphosate

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is urging the EPA to reregister glyphosate’s use for farmers. Jordan Dux with Nebraska Farm Bureau said glyphosate has allowed farmers to utilize more conservation friendly practices like no-till farming while still producing high yields.

“What has happened in the way of: how many farmers, the increase of acres and no-till and minimal till farming that has happened, a lot of that has been because of the availability of glyphosate to farmers and ranchers across this country,” he said. “Not even just in Nebraska.”

He said the herbicide has helped farmers convert more than 1 million acres of farmland to no-till since 2012 in Nebraska alone.

Dux tells Brownfield Nebraska Farm Bureau also raised concerns about application rates…

“As you look at some of the science the EPA has utilized and some of the reviews that they’ve have had, we have some questions about that,” he said. “We struggle a little bit with the application rates that EPA uses when they come up with some of their data.”

He said the American Farm Bureau has raised similar concerns. Dux said the science on glyphosate is clear and it’s a safe product when properly used to the label’s instructions.

Jordan Dux Interview

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