Agriculture Committee Reduces Pesticide Regulation; Farmers Join In Only Organic Fight
The House Agriculture Committee approved the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015 last week - which would clarify Congressional intent regarding pesticide regulation in or near waters of the United States. House Ag Chair Mike Conaway says costly and duplicative regulations permitting requirements on farmers weaken the economy in Rural America. Conaway says the money and time farmers have to spend fulfilling redundant, unnecessary requirements is time and money that can be put to better, more productive use.
Farmers across the agriculture industry have joined to fight the hashtag New MacDonald campaign led by Only Organic - a group that represents many of the largest organic companies in the U.S. - that began in March. This new campaign started with a video of school children singing a dark version of Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Once it was released - agriculturalists across the U.S. - including organic farmers - joined the conversation on Twitter and went against the company for its negative attacks, false accusations and unethical propaganda.