Thirty-Nine Organizations Urge Congress to Protect Farmers from New Regulations

The FDA’s proposed regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act would impose significant burdens on farmers of all types and sizes. Sustainable farmers in particular will face problems because of the severe restrictions on the use of biological soil amendments. Diversified livestock and crop farms will face additional challenges under the proposed regulations dealing with the presence of animals on the farm.

Below is a sign-on letter in support of the Benishek provision in the Farm Bill, which would require the FDA to publish a scientific analysis and an economic analysis before enforcing any rules under FSMA. …

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