Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2016)—“While today’s House action in approving H.R. 897, originally known as the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, recognizes that the regulatory mess created by a misguided court decision needs to be resolved, it unfortunately does not present a path forward to a permanent solution. Although the bill clarifies that Congress intended crop protectants to be regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), it contains a sunset provision that ensures that America’s farmers will face the same uncertainty they currently do in just a few short years.
“NCFC continues to believe that it is far past time for Congress to act on this issue. We especially would like to recognize the tireless efforts of Congressman Bob Gibbs to craft a way to solve this problem once and for all. NCFC will continue to work with Congressman Gibbs and others to make this a reality.”