Colorado Farm Bureau Opposes Bill Aimed at Eliminating Chemical use on Crops
CFB has joined industry groups in opposing Congressman Neguse’s legislation H.R.7940 – Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act. CFB has long supported the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as a means for the EPA and federal government to provide oversight of chemical applications.
FIFRA has been amended by Congress on several occasions to strengthen the regulatory standard for safety – most recently by the Food Quality Protection Act where specific protections for infants and children were added. It is the position of CFB that the changes included in this bill are less about the ability to manage for proper chemical application and instead aimed at eliminating the use of chemicals in farming practices.