Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

A Win for Sustainability

Newsroom / January 30, 2020

Today’s announcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s sound science-based interim decision on glyphosate reaffirms the safety and effectiveness of this widely adopted weed control technology. As farmers continue their drive toward increasingly sustainable production, this is an important tool used across many crops and growing systems.

“This is a win for sustainable agriculture,” said American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall. “Today’s decision means farmers can continue to use conservation tillage and no-till methods on their farms to conserve soil, preserve and increase nutrients, improve water quality, trap excess carbon in the soil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That said, safety is our first priority and the science clearly shows that this tool is both safe and effective.”

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Director, Communications
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Cole Staudt
Media Relations Specialist
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