The following is posted on behalf of our colleagues at the New York State Agribusiness Association
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:
*Neonics as a group
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
NYS Agribusiness Association