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SCOTUS won’t hear glyphosate case

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Many farm groups are disappointed by the Supreme Court’s Tuesday decision not to hear a case that could have far-reaching implications for producers’ use of the key herbicide glyphosate.

The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case “Monsanto vs. Hardeman” comes amid the war-driven threat of a global food crisis, sky-high food inflation, and persistent weather problems.

Alan Meadows is with the American Soybean Association. He says this is going to cause a labeling nightmare.

The Soybean Association was joined in its statement of disappointment by the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, and the National Cotton Council.

Meadows talks about what is the next step forward after this decision.

Meadows insists there’s a real possibility some states will require more precautions on their labels, despite years of research that glyphosate is safe.

54 farm groups urged President Biden in a May letter to withdraw his Solicitor General’s brief to the High Court asking it not to take up the case.

The brief claimed federal rules don’t preclude states from imposing added labeling requirements—even if they run counter to federal findings, what the groups called a “disturbing departure from previous bipartisan administrative policy.”

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