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TIME SENSITIVE – NYSABA Launching Testimony Gathering Campaign to Combat Protectant Bans

The following is posted on behalf of our colleagues at the New York State Agribusiness Association

Dear Agrarians,
The Battle to Ban key agricultural protectants is heating up in Albany. I am told that Chlorpyrifos will see action as early as next Monday.
We need each of you take action now. We have been asked by the legislators to produce farmer testimony to oppose the protectant bans.
On the hotseat are:
*Chlorpyrifos
*Glyphosate
*Clothianidin
*Neonics as a group
*Atrazine.
It appears Chlorpyrifos will be the test case, and thus needs immediate action.We need Chlorpyrifos letters before MONDAY MORNING!
The ask- We have been asked to provide letters of testimony from farmers who use the product
·        Product Name-
·        On which crop-
·        To combat-
·        What alternatives are and why not used-
·        Farmer name-
·        Farm detail-
·        Effect ban would have on farm-
Hit up your farm clients today. Gather the testimony and send it to me at nysaba@rochester.rr.com. I will coordinate getting the testimony to the right hands in Albany. *Remember to remind your farmers that these chemicals may be in their mixes also.
Jeanette Marvin
NYS Agribusiness Association
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