Protect Our Farmers Access to Pesticides
In Illinois, there are over 72,000 farm operations, covering 27 million acres (75% of the state’s land area) generating over $25 billion annually in agricultural commodities. Additionally, billions of dollars are contributed to the state’s economy from agriculture related industries (retail; manufacturing; processing; sustainable aviation fuel, biodiesel, and ethanol production). Providing jobs and other economic benefits to both urban and rural areas of the state. Crop protection tools, such as pesticides, play a pivotal role in sustaining agriculture, aiding farmers in maintaining high yields and affordable food prices, and advancing conservation initiatives. Unfortunately, growers’ access to these critical tools are being threatened by off-farm political interests. Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is working hard to protect Illinois’ vital agriculture industry by defending growers access to crop protection tools they need to feed, clothe, and fuel the world. As such, we believe that it is important to bring to your attention concerns we have regarding likely actions soon to be taken by the EPA. Help Illinois Soybean Growers stand between you and pesticide regulation!
Support the effort to push back on the Herbicide Strategy by signing this farmer letter supported by Illinois Soybean Growers, American Soybean Association, and many other grower groups.