Growers Disappointed Supreme Court Decides Not to Hear Glyphosate Case

Agriculture groups expressed disappointment regarding a Supreme Court decision denying consideration of the case Monsanto v. Hardeman, which pertains to state glyphosate health warnings. A coalition of groups issued a joint statement regarding the decision Tuesday, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, and National Cotton Council.

The joint statement claims, “We are disappointed the Supreme Court has decided not to hear this case, which has significant implications for our global food supply and science-based regulation.” On May 23, the groups sent a letter signed by 54 agricultural groups to President Biden urging him to withdraw a Solicitor General’s brief submitted to the Supreme Court advising against taking up the case.

The Solicitor General’s brief argues federal pesticide registration and labeling requirements do not preclude states from imposing additional labeling requirements, even if those requirements run counter to federal findings.

The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case “Monsanto vs. Hardeman” comes amid the war-driven threat of a global food crisis, sky high food inflation and persistent weather problems.

Alan Meadows is an American Soybean Association state director in Tennessee and he says; “There’s so much on the line right now, with everything going on, the last thing we need is a lot of unscientific patchwork, basically on state pesticide labels that would threaten our ability to be able to use glyphosate, it’s such an important chemistry for us.”

Meadows was asked what’s next? “You go back to work and start trying to figure out what we can do from a policy end to try to get this fixed and get it addressed, and hopefully make it better for our growers—for sure.”

Meadows insists there’s a real possibility some states will require more precautions on their labels, despite years of research that glyphosate is safe.

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