29 Jun '18, 2pm

The Farm Bill Is Chock-Full of Anti-Environment Policy Riders

The Farm Bill Is Chock-Full of Anti-Environment Policy Riders By Courtney Lindwall The hyper-partisan farm bill , narrowly passed by the House of Representatives last week, contains dangerous handouts to the chemical industry and Big Ag . If enacted in its current state, the bill would have serious ramifications for small farmers, biodiversity, public health and America's hungry. Leaders in the Senate are promising a better bill that supports sound agricultural policies. Well, senators, here are seven lowlights in the House bill that deserve special attention. Get your red pens ready! 1. Weaker Pesticide Laws The farm bill would bar local governments from adopting pesticide laws that are stronger than the federal government's—something particularly concerning, considering the Trump administration's penchant for delaying and rolling back public health protections. 2. Contam...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/farm-bill-anti-environment-polic...

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