Urge your elected officials to oppose the budget trailer proposals that limit farmers’ & ranchers’ ability to utilize available production practices.
Amongst the numerous proposals that are attached to the state budget are two that have less to do with fiscal matters and everything to do with plant protection materials. The proposals would:
- Require the Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR) to dramatically reduce the amount of plant protection materials that can be used by overturning a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.
- Transfer pesticide risk assessment functions from DPR to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment therefore fragmenting and compromising an already successful program.
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